2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ighalo returns to Nigeria squad

2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ighalo returns to Nigeria squad
Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 02, 2021. 14:00

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has included Al Shabab striker Odion Ighalo in his 24-man squad for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to face Liberia on November 13 in their penultimate Group C encounter before playing host to Cape Verde in Lagos, three days later.

Ighalo announced his retirement from international football after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt where he helped the West African giants win bronze.

The former Manchester United star is part of the seven strikers that have been called up by German tactician Rohr as Nigeria look to advance to the next round of qualifying.

Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City and Villarreal CF winger Samuel Chukwueze are also back in the Super Eagles squad after recovering from their respective injuries.

Nigeria’s Full Squad

Goalkeeper: Maduka Okoye, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho

Defenders: William Troost-Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Jamiliu Collins, Ola Aina, Kevin Akpoguma, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, Zaidu Sanusi, Abdullahi Shehu.

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Kelechi Iheanacho, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi.

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Chidera Ejuke, Samuel Chukwueze, Odion Ighalo.

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