The anticipated clash between Odion Jude Ighalo and Victor Osimhen over jersey number in the Super Eagles has now been averted.
Ighalo who wore the number nine shirt at two tournaments namely the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 AFCON gave his heir (Osimhen) the number after he left the team.
Both players are known to be admirers of the number nine jersey. Ighalo has previously worn the number at club level and Osimhen also wore at the Golden Eaglets also wearing it at Napoli at the moment.
The Ajegunle born forward has now reached a compromise with Osimhen on what number they’d both wear.
He has however chosen to allow the youngster wear the number 9 shirt with him opting for the number 25 shirt he wore at Manchester United.
Ighalo also has told the German gaffer that he doesn’t want an automatic starting berth, he doesn’t mind playing a substitute role. (Owngoal Nigeria reports)