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Ighalo relishes prospect of leading Eagles attack

03 June 2015, 18:24

Abuja - Super Eagles striker Jude Odion Ighalo has spoken of his desire to lead the team's attack when they face Le Sao of Chad in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next weekend in Kaduna.

The Watford of England striker, who is already in the team's Abuja camp, is coming on the back of his 20 goals in the English championship which propelled the Hornets back to the English Premier League, as is expected to lead Nigeria's attack in the absence of Emmanuel Emenike, and he says it's a prospect that he's relishing.

Also read: Odion Ighalo scores 20th league goal

"It will be a great honour for me to lead the attack for my country," he told News24 Nigeria.

"It's something I've always dreamt of and if it happens I will grab it with both hands. Playing for your country is a thing of pride and it is something I will be so happy to do."

However, the 25-year old reckons he has to work hard in training and earn a place in the team.

"I have to work hard in training and show the coaches what I can do," he said.

"It's not just me wishing, I also have to give them reasons why they should give me that opportunity so I have to be patient and see how it goes," he added.

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