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Ighalo backs Golden Eaglets

01 September 2015, 12:23

Abuja - Super Eagles striker Jude Odion Ighalo has wished the Golden Eaglets well ahead of their participation at the 4-Nation Suwon Invitational Tournament in South Korea.

The 26-year old, who plies his trade with Watford in the English Premier League, was an instant hit with the fledgling youngsters at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja en route to Korea via Lagos when the team departed Nigeria on Sunday, as he exchanged pleasantries with players and officials of the team.

Also read: Golden Eaglets arrive in South Korea

"I want to wish you best of luck on this trip as well as the World Cup in Chile," Ighalo said flashing his trademark smile. "You guys have to work hard."

The former Udinese of Italy striker is not with the Super Eagles squad preparing for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania, as he was left out by coach Sunday Oliseh.

Ighalo has so far scored one goal in four Premier League games in England, following his successful spell with Watford in the Championship last season, where he scored 20 goals to help the club back to the top flight.

Meanwhile, the Eaglets have since arrived Suwon, South Korea, venue of the tournament, and will play their first game on Wednesday against the hosts.

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