The Federal Government on Tuesday announced former Super Eagles goal pocher Jude Odion Ighalo as the Ambassador of National Principal Cup.

The 32-year-old striker who joined Al Shabab from Premiership giant side Manchester United will be the new face of the Principal Cup.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare who disclosed this when he received Ighalo in his office said up to 2000 schools across the country will take part in the next rejuvinated National Principal Cup.

The Minister led Ighalo to inspect ongoing pitch renovation of Moshood Abiola National stadium, Lagos.

Speaking about his return to the Super Eagles, the veteran striker has ruled out a Super Eagles return, although he refused to rule it out entirely.

Ighalo, in a recent interview, confirmed that Rohr and the NFF want him back, but he wants to stay out of the picture.

Me and the coach have been in contact, even Amaju and all that. They want me back. I did my best with the national team. Now is the chance to give the younger boys the chance to continue from where I stopped,” the 32-year-old striker told Elegbete TV Sports.