Odion Ighalo is expected to make a surprise return to the Super Eagles group ahead of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers next month.
The Al-Shabab attacker is expected to be named in Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr’s squad for the upcoming matches against Cape Verde and Liberia.
Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), stated in an Instagram statement that he has spoken to him recently regarding a possible return.
“I had a long discussion with Odion Ighalo, and I believe we need more experience in our assault to complement our lively young Osimhen, Onuachu, Kelechi, and others.
“Odion’s body language is quite upbeat. We’ve also spoken with his representatives and club.
Pinnick posted on Instagram, “The feeling going into these last two games and certainly Afcon is quite positive.”
After Nigeria’s third-place result at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where he was the top scorer with five goals, the ex-Watford striker retired from international action.