Odion Ighalo, a former striker for Al-Hilal, has revealed that his worst moments were the reaction to Nigeria’s exit from the 2018 World Cup and their loss to Ghana in the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs.
At the conclusion of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), when the Super Eagles took home the bronze medal and Ighalo was awarded the tournament’s Golden Boot, Ighalo announced his retirement from international football.
The team lost their final group game against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup after the 34-year-old wasted a few opportunities.
After a 1-1 draw with Ghana in Abuja, Ighalo was also part as the Eagles lost their bid to compete in the 2022 World Cup.
“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.”