Nigerian striker Odion Jude Ighalo has just retired from national football with the super eagles. Sports journalist Osasuo reported that Ighalo agreed with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, not to make a public statement before the third-place playoffs with Tunisia.
Ighalo is currently a striker for Chinese club Shanghai his retirement is coming after he made his national team debut under Daniel Amokachi in 2015, and playing his first World Cup competition in 2018 in Russia. he scored the only goal that gave the Super Eagles team the bronze medal.
Despite his retirment, he is a strong contender for the 2019 Golden Boot award at AFCON with five goals as Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Algeria’s Adam Ounas are closest with three goals.