Odion Ighalo, the Nigerian striker currently playing for Watford, a newly promoted club that’ll soon start playing in the Barclays Premier League, has stated that his first goal for the Super Eagles in their previous game will increase his confidence, allowing him to bang in many more goals for Nigeria.
He also revealed that he never doubted himself nor the ability of his team to beat Chad, a rather weak opponent.
“I am very pleased and delighted with my first goal for Super Eagles, it will give me more confidence as a striker to score more. I would like to dedicate the goal to God, my family and my late uncle Audu Momoh who passed away few months back. I never doubted our ability to win the game,even after a goalless first half, which we eventually did,” Ighalo told in an interview.
Ighalo managed to score a goal and assist Gbolahan Salami for the second one, as Nigeria beat Chad 2-0 after going to the dressing room without a single goal scored in the first half.
We remind you that this is his first ever goal for Nigeria, and that he has played three times so far for the Super Eagles.
The match was played without John Obi Mikel, who wasn’t invited at all by the coach Keshi.
And so, Nigeria began their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a win in Kaduna on Saturday, 13th June.
The other match of the Group G saw Egypt defeat Tanzania 3-0, placing them just ahead of the Super Eagles with that one goal difference.
Nigeria’s next game within the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers will be against Tanzania, on 4th September.