Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has expressed his disappointment at not receiving an invite from Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game against Tanzania.


Oliseh released an 18-man list of foreign-based players to represent Nigeria in Tanzania on Monday, and omitted some notable names like that of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses. Ighalo is one of the players missing from the gaffer’s list.

The former Prime FC and Julius Berger striker scored his first goal for Nigeria in the first qualifiers match against Chad in Kaduna putting up a good performance, but opens up on how he feels about being dropped from the squad to tackle the Taifa Stars.

“I am a little bit disappointed not to be in the list, but I am taking it in good faith,” Ighalo said while speaking with African Football.

The strikers picked ahead of Ighalo for the Tanzania clash are Emmanuel Emenike, Emem Eduok, Anthony Ujah and first timer, Sylvester Igboun. But Ighalo acknowledges that Nigeria is blessed with talents and he still hopes to feature in the coach’s plans.

“Nigeria is blessed with talents. I think the coach is rebuilding, maybe I am not in his plan for now. May be he will call me in future.”

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