Ighalo Tenders Apologies For Missing AFCON 2021

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Odion Ighalo has apologised to Nigerians for missing out of the Super Eagles team to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The former Manchester United striker was included in the team's 28-man squad before his club, Al Shabab refused to release him for the competition citing late invitation.

He has now begged Nigerians and also urge the team to do well in Cameroon.

“Hi, my name is Odion Jude Ighalo. Here’s me wishing the Super Eagles all the very best at the AFCON tournament.

“Sorry I cannot be there but I’m supporting the boys all the way, we need prayers from Nigerians to support the team, to back them because with their prayers and support the team will make Nigeria proud.

“Go boys and make us proud, you guys can do it we have enough talent in that team that can take us to the final. God bless you guys.“

Nigeria will start their Nations Cup campaign against Egypt on Tuesday by 5pm.