While Nigerians and many fans across the world have been raining abuses on Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo for supposedly costing the country her place at the ongoing World Cup, captain of the national team John Mikel Obi feels otherwise about the China-based striker.

Though Mikel admitted that it was unfortunate that Ighalo failed to bury the begging chances that came his way, he insists that the striker is quite amazing.

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"Ighalo is an amazing striker and a great guy. He is an experienced player. He knows he can lift himself up with great play.

"Yes, he missed one or two chances, but he actually did well when he came on. He looked threatening. He knows how to deal with the situations." Mikel told CSN in Russia.

Already, Ighalo has tendered an apology to Nigerians admitting that he indeed cost them the game against Argentina.