Don’t depend on Ighalo for goals -Akpoborie warns Rohr

Former Nigerian forward Jonathan Akpoborie has warned Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr not to depend on Odion Ighalo for goals heading into the team’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde respectively.

Ighalo, 32, last played for Nigeria in 2019 after AFCON and was in action for his Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab on Friday in the final league match before the international break.

Nigeria currently leads Group C with 9 points from four games. They have two points more than their rival Cape Verde.

In an interview with Completesports.com, the former Wolfsburg star stated that the team must play as a unit in order to overcome the Lone Star at the Grand Stade in Tangier on Saturday.

He also warned the German strategist not to let the players focus their attention on Ighalo for goals if the team must beat Liberia.

“The game against Liberia is a crucial game that the team must win if it is to qualify for the final knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. However, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr must divert the team’s attention. by Odion Ighalo for the goals. They must play as a unit without depending on a particular player for goals.

“Yes, Ighalo is a good player but the team must be very careful with their approach to Liberia. The squad is yours to choose the maximum point, but then, we must be very careful. “

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