Saudi Arabia Professional League facet, Al Shabab has reportedly refused to permit Odion Ighalo to take part within the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) beginning on January 9, 2022.

Naija Information reviews that the striker returned to the nationwide group in November final 12 months after asserting his retirement from worldwide soccer in 2019.

The Tremendous Eagles striker has been in good type for his membership, scoring in Al Shabab’s 4-3 win over Al-Ahli Saudi on Saturday.

Talking with TheCable, a supply within the Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) stated the Saudi membership has banned Ighalo from becoming a member of his worldwide teammates who’re already in camp.

He revealed that the federation is doing its finest to make sure that Ighalo joins the three-time African champions on time for the match in Cameroon.

The supply said that Nigeria can’t afford to lose Ighalo following the absence of Victor Osimhen and Emmanuel Dennis within the group.

He stated: “As a result of Ighalo is their highest aim scorer and he additionally scored of their sport on Saturday, they don’t need to launch him.

“They are not looking for him to depart for the AFCON in order that he may help them have a shot at successful the league this season.

“You understand that he has netted 11 targets for them this season and they’re second on the desk with a hope of successful the league in the event that they proceed to win and Ighalo retains scoring targets for them.

“However I can guarantee you that NFF is doing every little thing attainable to make sure that he’s launched. As a result of after Osimhen pulled out and Dennis too was not launched by Watford, we will’t afford to lose Ighalo within the group.

“It is going to be devastating for the Eagles if Al Shabab refused to permit him to affix the group for Cameroon.”

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