Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo has slammed Nigeria’s performance in their 2-0 defeat to Madagascar at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in their final Group B fixture on Sunday.
The African giants were stunned by the island nation who are playing in AFCON for the very first time.
One goal in each half of the game from Lalaina Nomenjanahary and Carolus Andriamahitsinoro demoted Nigeria to 2nd spot while Madagascar became the seventh nation to go unbeaten in their first three Afcon game since Cape Verde in 2013.
Reacting, Ighalo said, “I think this is a wake-up call for us, today, we played very poorly, we were relaxed and our mentality was not very good. Probably it is because we were already qualified but this game has shown us that there is no easy team in this competition,” Ighalo told the media after the game.
“We have to go back, regroup and ensure we do well for the next game which is a match with no room for mistakes.”
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