Kaduna - Super Eagles striker Jude Odion Ighalo tells News24 that scoring his first goal for Nigeria has boosted his confidence, after coming off the bench to score Nigeria’s second goal in the 2-0 win over Chad in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
The 25-year old came off the bench in the second half to convert from the spot, after Gbolahan Salami had given the African champions a second half lead, and he says having finally scored his first goal for the team, it has given him the confidence and courage that he can score more.
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“That goal has boosted my confidence,” Ighalo told News24, “It has given me more courage that I can score more goals if I keep pushing on.
“I’m really happy because as a striker I always want to score. Even at the club side, when you get your first goal, it will boost your morale.
“I can remember last season, I played like eight or nine games without scoring so when I finally got my first goal, I just kept on having the confidence and the confidence kept on building up and till the season ended, I kept on scoring.
“So now I have my first goal, so what I’m thinking is when my second goal will come so I just have to work hard with the team and make sure I score more goals as a striker,” Ighalo says.
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