Ighalo Out Of AFCON

Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed that striker, Odion Ighalo will miss the 2021 Africa cup of Nations, Afcon tournament in Cameroon.

In a statement released by the football ruling body, the former Manchester United striker will play no part at the 33rd edition of the African football showpiece.

With Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Genk’s Paul Onuachu already ruled out of the competition, Ighalo, who was the Afcon top scorer in 2019, was expected to lead the Super Eagles charge for goals.
It was, however, gathered that Ighalo was not released by his Saudi Arabia club Al Shabab owing to contractual reasons.

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