We’ll play with ‘red eyes’ against Cameroon – Ighalo

Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles forward, has exposed that the team  have no boundary for error when they trade tackles with defending champions Cameroon in a round of 16 Africa Cup of Nations spar on Saturday.

Assuming Nigeria had topped Group B, the Super Eagles would have been facing Democratic Republic of Congo in an easier challenge but they faltered in their final group game, losing 2-0 to underdogs Madagascar.

Regardless of rumors of unrest behind the scenes, Super Eagles forward Ighalo insisted that the Super Eagles are fully focused for the task ahead. ‘’It is for us to work hard because the game the other day took everyone by surprise, we were a bit relaxed because we’ve gone through,’’Ighalo said. ‘

’We know it is a different ball game now so you are going to see everybody with red eyes on that day of the game.’’ Ighalo scored on his Africa Cup of Nations debut against Burundi but did not add to his tally in the last two matches played by the three-time African champions.

Earlier Ighalo opens up on why he’s not scoring goals Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo has explained why he has not been scoring goals for the team at the ongoing Afcon in Egypt.


According to Ighalo who scored the lone goal in Nigeria’s victory over debutant Burundi blamed it on lack of enough passes from the midfield, stressing that as a striker one cannot do much if he doesn’t get through passes.

On the round of 16 game Ighalo said they have done enough work to best any team in the competition. “We are taking every game one at a time. We are not promising anything. I like it when we are written off.  ’This is when the work starts because when you lose now you are going out. We have been working yesterday and today, tomorrow the work continues. ‘We have been working hard and everything will be different from the second round, “ he said.

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