Al-Shabab of Saudi Arabia striker, Odion Ighalo, is set to make a stunning comeback to the Nigerian national team just two years after retirement.
The former Watford striker is expected to make a surprise comeback to the Super Eagles squad ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers billed for next month.
Ighalo,32, is believed to be on the Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr’s team list for the upcoming matches against Cape Verde and Liberia.
The Ajegunle born took a bow from the national team two years ago immediately after the AFCON 2019 tournament.
Amaju Pinnick, the head of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Gernot Rohr have met with Ighalo, who has requested to speak with his club before making a decision.
If everything goes smoothly, Ighalo will be in the team for the qualifications come next month and most likely the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations holding next year in Cameroon.
The Favor Over Labor crooner was the highest goalscorer with five goals at the 2019 AFCON that was held in Egypt.