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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that Odion Ighalo ​may not play Monday night’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Yaounde​.


Ighalo​ ​scored the first goal in the 4-0 thrashing of Cameroon on Friday in Uyo before being withdrawn with an injury​.

Although he​ participated in the first 20 minutes of the team’s training session at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo on Sunday​, Rohr said the China-based striker might not play as a precaution.

“Ighalo trained good but we’ll be monitoring him, we don’t want to take risks,” Rohr ​told​​ Completesport after the team finished training at the Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo main pitch, which will be used for Monday’s match.

“Kelechi (Iheanacho) or Anthony (Nwakaeme) will be drafted in if Ighalo cannot play. We’ll make the final decision tomorrow.”

Iheanacho scored the fourth goal on Friday while Nwakaeme is waiting for his first cap.




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