I was almost buried alive – former Super Eagles striker, Ighalo

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has said the aftermath of Nigeria’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup and their defeat to Ghana in the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs were two of his worst moments.

Ighalo retired from international football after the Super Eagles won bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), where he also picked up the Golden Boot for the tournament.

However, at the 2018 World Cup, the 34-year-old missed a couple of chances in their final group game against Argentina as the team crashed out.

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Former Al-Hilal striker, Odion Ighalo, has said the aftermath of Nigeria’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup and their defeat to Ghana in the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs were two of his worst moments.

Ighalo retired from international football after the Super Eagles won bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), where he also picked up the Golden Boot for the tournament.

However, at the 2018 World Cup, the 34-year-old missed a couple of chances in their final group game against Argentina as the team crashed out.

Unfortunately for him, it was to the fury of Nigerian supporters who chose to abuse him for weeks after the Super Eagles’ ouster.

Ighalo was also involved when the Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after a 1-1 draw against Ghana in Abuja.

 

“The two worst experiences I had with the Super Eagles was the game against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup when I missed a chance and the whole of Nigeria wanted to bury me alive,” Ighalo told Elegbete TV.

“Also the last World Cup which we did not qualify for was another bad time for me.”

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