2018 WCQ: Ighalo Arrives For Cameroon Clash
China-based Odion Ighalo has already breezed into the country for next week's crucial World Cup qualifying matches against Cameroon.
Ighalo is officially the first to arrive the camp of the team ahead of next Friday’s make or mar clash against the Indomitable Lions at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
The former Watford FC goal poacher arrived early Friday morning and he has since settled in while he awaits the arrival of his other colleagues.
Speaking via the official Instagram page of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ighalo said his decision to arrive early is a proof of his commitment to the course of the Super Eagles, while positing that he believes the team has what it takes to beat the Cameroonians in Uyo and get a point in Yaounde, three days later at least.
“We are on a two weeks break and since the camp was opened from 24th, I appealed to the coach to let me arrive on the 25th as I needed to see my mom a day before. I am here now and It is a sign of my commitment to the team and I pray it pays off when we face Cameroon in both legs,” the former Udinese of Italy striker said.
The Super Eagles are top of Africa’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group B with six points, after wins over Zambia and Algeria in their first two matches, while the Lions lie second with only two points following 1-1 draws with Algeria and Zambia.