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Ighalo will get his chance against Cape Verde – Rohr

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that Odion Ighalo may feature in Nigeria’s final Group C match against Cape Verde in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Ighalo, who rejoined the team’s training camp on Thursday, was not listed in Super Eagles’ 2-0 win over Liberia on Saturday in Tangier, Morocco.

The former Man United and Udinese striker last played for the senior national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he was top scorer as Nigeria finished the tournament in Third Place.

In his post-match conference via the Super Eagles social media page Saturday, Rohr hopes that Ighalo can play a part in the game against Cape Verde on Tuesday, where Nigeria need a point to qualify for the playoff.

“He only arrived on Thursday, that is why he could not participate in this match.

“But I hope the next match, he will be able to help us much more.”

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