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Ighalo makes ‘U-turn’ on Eagles retirement as Enyeama fails trials at Dijon

Odion Ighalo has hinted he could be back playing for the Super Eagles just weeks after announcing his retirement from international football.

The Chinese Super League striker shocked Nigerians when he announced his retirement from the national team following the Super Eagles’ win over Tunisia in the third-place match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

After defeating the Carthage Eagles, Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr revealed the former Watford man has retired from the national team. “He has been very strong for us,” Rohr told ESPN. “And it is sad, that he wants not to continue. “But the door always is open for him any time.”

The former Granada striker then took to his social media pages to confirm Rohr’s comments, saying he is done with the Super Eagles.

However, following his announcement, NFF president, Amaju Pinnick revealed he had spoken to him to reverse his decision.  But Ighalo revealed he has not taken a decision yet as that time, saying he would need to consult his family before deciding.

“If I am going to reverse my retirement, I would need to consult with my family and my club. I respect the President of the NFF, but the reversal of my retirement is certainly not one that I can take alone. I need to consult with others before I take a decision.” It now seems he has made a decision after he posted a picture of him with the Super Eagles on twitter with a cryptic caption, saying “Coming Back Stronger”

Ighalo’s comeback will be a huge boost for Rohr and the Super Eagles who begin their qualifiers for 2021 AFCON in November.

Meanwhile ,Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has sent message of appreciation to French Ligue 1 side Dijon despite his trial with the team not yielding the desired result; a short-term deal.

Enyeama who has not played competitively since April 2017 trained with the Dijon’s first team this week.

In a statement released on club’s website on July 24th, Dijon informed that “The former Lille goalkeeper, will train with the DFCO from Friday. He will also be present at the Vittel internship from Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 July.”

The Former Lille goalie earlier yesterday posted a picture of himself in an airplane with the caption “Man on the move.”

He also expressed his gratitude and excitement in another post on his Instagram account:

“I want to thank the people of DFCO @dfco_officiel for the warm and excellent reception and the opportunity they gave me to train with their first team. It was a wonderful period that made me realise that I can still play football at the highest level. I can still win matches.

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