By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, has stated that he is ready to play at any venue the Nigeria Football Federation choose for the team.
Currently, there is friction between the NFF and Vincent Enyeama after the Super Eagles captain questioned the choice of Kaduna for the AFCON qualifier against Chad over security concerns.
But Ighalo insists he has no problems with playing anywhere in Nigeria.
“I am a professional player, anywhere the NFF take the team to, I am ready to give my best,” Ighalo told completesportsnigeria.com. “I can’t choose where to play for the NFF.
“We just have to go to anywhere they choose. Though the pitch in Kaduna was not the best, the Chadians also played on it. So wherever they take us to, as long as it is in Nigeria, we will play there; the most important thing is to qualify for the 2017 AFCON.”
The former junior international, who scored Nigeria’s second goal against Chad, said he was under pressure to score his first goal for the team.
“You need goals to boost your confidence,” he added. “You need goals to give you the courage to keep on fighting, that was why I ran quickly to pick the ball for the penalty kick..
“Also, we were playing at home, and were in front by just a goal, and you know one goal is not a guarantee that you’ve won the game. So, I wanted to score to make it 2-0, to make it safe for us.”