Odion Ighalo vows to make Nigerians proud in Russia

Odion Ighalo vows to make Nigerians proud in Russia
Odion Jude Ighalo

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jun 13, 2018. 12:00

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo insists the Super Eagles will do well at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The West Africans are up against Croatia on Saturday in their opening match and the Yatai Changchun striker says they are working hard.

Ighalo has stated that the Super Eagles have been working tirelessly in unity to live up to the World Cup expectations of many Nigerians.

The former Watford striker is expected to lead the line for Nigeria when they take on Croatia in Kaliningrad and admitted the team is drawn against tough Group D opponents.

“We know what is at stake and we won’t disappoint, that’s just all I can say,” Ighalo told CompleteSportsNigeria.

“The group is tough but we know what we must do to advance without pressure.”

Nigeria are making their sixth appearance at the global tournament and their second match is against Iceland in Volvograd, followed by their final group game against Argentina in Saint Petersburg.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will hold their final training session in Essentuki on Wednesday before departing for Kaliningrad on Thursday for their opening game on Saturday.

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