–Watford star vows to give his best
Watford striker Odion Ighalo has spoken of his delight at his invitation to Nigeria’s national team for the international friendly matches against Bolivia and South Africa.
The Super Eagles handlers have taken note of the ex-Flying Eagles skipper’s rich vein of form for The Hornets since the start of this year, with his goal per game average standing at 1.3.
”I found out I was invited today. Like I’ve always said, it’s every footballer’s dream to play for the national team,” said an elated Odion Ighalo to SL10.ng.
”Thank God I have been called up and I give all glory to God.
”I think I have been invited because of my performance these past few months. If I wasn’t doing well, there’s no way I would have been called up.
”As a striker, you always want to score goals and I am happy that I got this invitation.”
Having missed the last two matches contested by Watford in the Championship due to a hamstring complaint, Ighalo went on to add that he is now as fit as a fiddle, pointing out that he is in the squad to face Wigan on Tuesday night.
”I didn’t play the last two games because of a hamstring injury. I just arrived in Manchester with the squad for tonight’s game and so I’m okay.
”Even if I wasn’t called up, it won’t change my dedication to Watford. It’s one of my dreams to represent the national team,” the Watford number 24 concluded.
Odion Ighalo joins ex-Flying Eagles right-back Akeem Latifu and Gent’s Moses Simon, who have both been invited to the Super Eagles for the first time.