Saudi Arabia-based striker, Odion Ighalo finally showed up at the Super Eagles camp in Tangier, Morocco Thursday ahead of tomorrow’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match against the Lone Star of Liberia.
“I am happy to be able to make it here. Good to be back with the group and the spirit is excellent,” Ighalo, reigning top scorer of the Africa Cup of Nations, said.
All 24 players invited by Head Coach Gernot Rohr have arrived in Tangier and trained yesterday.
Rohr said: “It’s a good feeling here and we hope the weather stays nice as it has been since we got here. Everything is calm and the team has been able to concentrate very well.”
There was vibrancy and go-go spirit as the group welcomed back Ighalo, as well as midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, and forward Samuel Chukwueze.
Today, the Super Eagles will have a feel of the turf of Grand Stade Tangier during the official training in the evening. It was at the same venue that the Super Eagles B squad defeated their Angolan counterparts 2-1 in the quarter finals of the 2018 African Nations Championship.