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Ighalo must consult with family if he’s to play for Nigeria again —Brother

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Moses Ighalo said his brother, Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, was yet to talk to the family about coming out of international retirement.

Odion announced his retirement from the Super Eagles after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFON) in Egypt, where he finished as the highest goal scorer.

The 30-year-old, who joined Manchester United on loan in January, has been in superb form lately, and there has been calls from various quarters for his return to the national team.

But in a telephone chat with Completesports, the brother Moses, who appreciated the love being showed to his brother since his move to Old Trafford, said Odion would carry the family along if he was to change his mind.

“Well, I have to thank Nigerians for the support. The goodwill has been massive and the entire family appreciates it,” Moses said.

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“For now, Ighalo has not hinted me or the rest of the family as regards coming out of international retirement. All his focus, for now is doing well at United and we are all praying for him to succeed.

“It is good the little he has done at United has not gone unnoticed, but I know he would consult with the family if he wants to change his mind about playing for Nigeria,” he added.

Recall that Ighalo and his family endured a hard time during the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, as some Nigerian fans launched social media attacks on them following Super Eagles’ exit in the group stage.

Ighalo however said death threats aimed at his family at the time were not enough to make him quit playing for the country.

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