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Ighalo sets three-year football retirement plan


Ighalo sets three-year football retirement plan
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Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has dropped a cryptic retirement hint after saying he has not more than three years left in his football career, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The 34-year-old joined Al-Wehda last August from Al-Hilal in the Saudi Pro League.

Ighalo, a late bloomer, made his senior debut for Nigeria in 2015 as the Eagles lost 1-0 to Uganda in a friendly.

After an impressive outing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia, where he scored five goals in seven games and led the Eagles to a third-place finish, Ighalo announced his retirement from the national team.

Ahead of the country’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers, the former Manchester United striker returned to the national team and made three appearances.

His last appearance in an Eagles jersey was against Ghana at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja in 2022, as the Eagles crashed out of the qualifying race for that year’s World Cup in Qatar.

He made 37 appearances for Nigeria, scoring 16 goals.

While he may be done with the national team, Ighalo remains prolific for his club sides and so far this season has scored 12 goals in 26 league appearances.

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