The Real Reason why I retired from the Super Eagles – Odion Ighalo

Former Super Eagles goal poacher: Odion Jude Ighalo has finally let the cat out of the bag as regards why he retired from the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 2019.

Odion Ighalo called it quit on the Super Eagles after he finished top scorer with five goals at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where the team finished third.

In an Instagram live chat with Ghanian-based Journalist: Nana Abba ,the Manchester United striker said the long distance from China to Nigeria as well as the immense young talents in the team were the major reasons why he retired from the Super Eagles.

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“I needed to stop because it is too long from China to Nigeria for national team duties, I am not getting young again and we have lot of young exciting players coming up, Victor Osimhen doing so well, Iwobi and Chukwueze are there.

“I thought about it, this is the right time for me to leave.”
Odion Ighalo scored 16 goals in 35 appearances for the Super Eagles between 2015 and 2019.
Quote via @Editor_ANS

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