By Akinwale Kasali
Super Eagles striker, Odion Jude Ighalo, has taken responsibilities for the ouster of the Super Eagles from the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Just like Yakubu Aiyegbeni eight years ago in South Africa when he missed a begging opportunity against South Korea to send the Super Eagles out of the mundial, so was the case of Changyang Yatai forward, Ighalo, who lost a sitter against the Argentine team, which could have changed the dynamics of the game and send the Nigerians into the round of 16.
According to The Cable, Ighalo said, “I take responsibility for this game because if I had taken those chances I had, that would have made it a different ball game now.”
“I missed a couple of chances that would have finished the game but that’s football because sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.”
Nigeria lost 2:1 to Argentina which means, the country is out of the 2018 World Cup.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Twitter has been awash with a lot of criticisms directed at him and his teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho.