Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has spoken about the reason for inviting Odion Ighalo back into the team after announcing his retirement.
Goal Africa was speaking to Rohr in a post-match conference after the 2-0 victory against Liberia.
According to Rohr, the team has young players in the forward line and it needs Ighalo's experience.
Ighalo is a good goal scorer, we know it and we are happy to have him back. He only arrived on Thursday and that is why he could not participate against Liberia. I hope in our next match on Tuesday, he will be able to help us much more.
He also spoke about the reason behind inviting Ighalo to the team after he announced his retirement two years ago.
The reason why we asked Ighalo to come back is that aw have a young team. Our strikers are very young, 21,22, and 23 years. Chidera Ejuke is very young. Samuel Chukwueze is coming back from injury. We need somebody to help them with experience in the attacking position.
The Super Eagles play Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021. Nigeria needs a draw, while their opponent needs a win to advance to the next stage of the qualifying round.