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AFCON 2022: We Are Talking With Ighalo On Super Eagles Return – Pinnick

President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick says Nigeria’s football governing body has commenced talks with Odion Ighalo ahead of AFCON 2022.

Gatekeepers News reports that Pinnick has taken to his social media to announce the state of Super Eagles’ key players ahead of the AFCON 2022.

Pinnick in an Instagram post, wrote, “I had a long conversation with Odion lghalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with our energetically youthful.

“Osimhen, Onuachu, Kelechi, et al.

“Odion body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agents and club. The vibe going into these last 2 games and indeed AFCON is very good.”

Pinnick further narrated how he spent time some time with Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho in Leicester,

“l spent quality time with Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho in Leicester over the weekend. I went with my wife and 3 of my kids who are on half term break. Our visit was a mere family visit and not official. Recall Wilfred is recuperating from an injury that has kept him out for about 5 weeks, being a very key player for the Super Eagles; we cannot afford to toy with our last 2 games. Ndidi has been an integral, committed, and passionate member of the Super Eagles.

“The good news is that his second scan came out very good so he start training with his club and possibly play in their next game. His wife, Dinma was a wonderful host, their little daughter, adorable. Kelechi joined us almost immediately and made us laugh till we left.

“Thanks to Wilfred & Kelechi, my family truly appreciate you.”

He noted that he also paid a visit to Oghenekaro Etebo. According to him, Etebo “is also recuperating very well but definitely cannot make the next two World Cup qualifiers, Nations Cup might also be a doubt, importantly he should heal 100% by His Grace and rejoin the Team. His family was quite warm and pleasant. We had quality time together and understood every language uttered as 2 proud Warri ‘boys’. He is in a great spirit with the right mental state of mind.

“I spoke extensively with Alex lwobi, who cannot wait to feature in those all-important games. Ademola Lookman is excited about fighting for a shirt in the Super Eagles. He loves Nigeria. By His Grace, we shall conclude the switch very soon.”

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