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Nigerians In Sports: Kanu Urges Ighalo To Rescind International Retirement

Nigeria’s football king, Nwankwo Kanu, has urged Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo to rescind his decision of retiring from the Super Eagles, and help the Super Eagles attain greater heights. Ighalo ended his affairs on national colours after the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt where he emerged as the tournament’s highest goal scorer, a tournament Nigeria finished as third place winners, claiming bronze.

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At 30, Kanu believes that Ighalo, who made a winter transfer deadline day switch to Manchester United still has a lot to offer the African football giants. An impressive start to life at Manchester has seen Ighalo score thrice in seven outings, something the two-time African Footballer of the Year believes is proof of Ighalo’s qualities.

Nigeria needs every good player no matter where they are playing or their age…If he performs in Manchester United, we will ask him to come back and tell him to forget what he said…This is football and we have to watch and see how the situation would unfold. Not just Ighalo, Nigeria need whoever is in form.

Nwankwo Kanu

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After a cameo appearance in United’s 2-0 win over neighbours, Manchester United on Sunday, March 8, 2020, in the English Premier League, the former Watford hit man will shift his focus to Thursday’s (March 12, 2020) Europa League clash against LASK.



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