Odion Ighalo confirms withdrawal from Nigeria squad

Odion Ighalo confirms withdrawal from Nigeria squad
Odion Ighalo of Nigeria celebrate his goal with Victor Moses

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Nov 02, 2017. 15:00

Odion Ighalo has confirmed that he will miss Nigeria’s upcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina due to injury.

The Chanchung Yatai striker was on Monday named in the Super Eagles’ squad for their final 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Algeria on November 10, followed by a friendly against Argentina in Russia four days later.

However, Ighalo suffered a knock to his knee in Changchun’s latest match over the weekend and is set to be sidelined for approximately two weeks.

“I suffered a knee sprain (ligament) in our last game against Chongqing Dangdai Lifan FC on Sunday, I was able to finish the game because I thought it wasn't serious, then I started feeling pains after the game,” Ighalo is quoted by Allnigeriasoccer.com.

“I will be out of action for 10-15 days, I won't be able to play against Algeria and Argentina.”

Ighalo has established himself as the leader of Nigeria’s attack through the World Cup qualifiers and scored the opening goal in the 4-0 win over Cameroon in September.



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