Ighalo announces retirement shortly after Mikels retirement announcement

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Screenshot_20190720-183754.pngFirst it was Mikel Obi now it is Odion Ighalo. Odion Ighalo who is the highest goal scorer in the just concluded AFCON tournament has just announced that he's retiring after collecting the golden boots award. Ighalo is Nigerias seventh top goal scorers. He says he's bowing out to let the youth take over..

Glad we have young buds like Chukwueze still in the team.

Ighalo had this to say : "It has been an eventful and most memorable opportunity to serve my country with pride, passion and to contribute my quota to the development of our football, the memories would stay with me for a long time and I’m immensely grateful.
It is now time to concentrate on club football and give the younger players the chance to learn and grow. I would love to thank the NFF, coach Gernot Rohr for believing in me against all odds, to my teammates for their professionalism and team spirit, without you guys I wouldn’t have achieved so much
To Nigerian football fans all over the world, I say thank you, you were always there to cheer us on and our 12th player every time we step onto the pitch. I will be watching and cheering the Super Eagles from this side. Thank you... Signing out."

Goodbye Ighalo - We love you.

The next question I have is this.. Who's retiring next?? Musa???

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Nigeria a chance now to rebuild, they relied on these guys for too long and now its time for youngsters to start taking the team forward. Players like Aina, Awaziem, Ndidi, Chukwueze, Etebo and Simon to form the core of the new generation