Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has come out to confirm Odion Ighalo’s place for their final 2022 World Cup qualifying group match vs Cape Verde Islands. He, however, revealed that he is unsure about handing the Al Shabab star a starting role or a place on the bench.
According to him, after Ighalo’s late arrival to the country, he had a second vaccination, therefore he just couldn’t meet up preparations for the match vs Liberia.
Rohr added that he’ll make a decision on whether Ighalo starts on Tuesday after the training tomorrow morning.
His words, “Ighalo, after the late arrival, after the long trip also, he had a second vaccination so it was not a good moment for him to come back with only a training session with the team.”
“We always try to give the best conditions to the players but now he is with us, he trained with us, he is fit and he will be in the group for tomorrow.”
“He can add his experience, his maturity, also his leadership. We have a young team especially forwards, they are all young all our forwards.”
“In this department Ighalo can help us very much. We have wonderful goalscorers, Osimhen, Kelechi who can score.”
“I don’t know if he will start the game or not. We will make a decision after the training tomorrow morning but Ighalo will help us.”
“He can score every moment, each situation he’s able because he’s very clever to score a goal.”
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