Odion Ighalo, a former Nigeria international, has stated that he has not made a final choice on whether or not to return to the Super Eagles.
Ighalo might be named in the team for next month’s last set of group stage games for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde, according to head coach Gernot Rohr.
“The final list is not made yet. But there is a chance to get him back. I put him on the bigger provisional list for the next games because he is very important with his experience and his goals and I hope he can come back, but we will see. He has still the ambition to help his country.”
In addition, NFF president Amaju Pinnick hinted on Instagram that the former Manchester United player could return to the Eagles.
Despite being contacted by both officials, Ighalo has stated that he has yet to make a decision.
“They have been in contact with me about the possibility of coming back, Amaju and coach,” Ighalo told ESPN.
“I don’t know. I have not said yes or no. I haven’t made any decision concerning the national team.”
In March, Ighalo stated that he was considering returning to international football and would make a decision, but in June, he stated in an interview that he felt no reason to return because the team’s young players were doing well.
After striking eight goals in nine league games for Saudi Arabia’s top-flight team Al Shabab, the former Watford player has been in outstanding scoring form.