London - Watford of England striker Jude Odion Ighalo has
expressed his delight following his recall to the Super Eagles, and says he
hopes to give a good account of himself under coach Sunday Oliseh.
The 26-year old is currently the most in-form striker in
England for the calendar year, having scored 20 goals in 24 games in 2015, the
last of which was a brace against Newcastle United at the weekend.
And having been left out of Oliseh's team for the games
against Tanzania and Niger Republic, Ighalo has been recalled for the friendly
matches against Congo DR and Cameroon next month.
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He says: "I'm happy to be back to the Super Eagles so I
just want to go there and give my best and I will work with the team and the
coach," Ighalo said.
The friendlies come up in Belgium in October, and are set to
give new coach Sunday Oliseh a better understanding of the team ahead of the
2018 World Cup qualifiers, and the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as
And Ighalo says it is important they played these friendly
games so as to help them gel and understand one another better as a team.
"These friendly games are good for the team because we
have to play together and gel together so we can understand one another better.
So I think it is a very good step for the NFF to organize more friendly games
for us," Ighalo stated.
The striker has scored four goals in five games for Watford
this season, and is expected to hit double figures before the end of the
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