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Ex Super Eagles Striker Ighalo Warns Osimhen Not To Get Carried Away By The Hype

The Ex- Watford striker says he is impressed by the performance of the 20-year-old striker
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Former Nigerian striker, , said his constant advice to Osimhen is for him to keep working hard and improving.

Ighalo called time on his international career in July following the Super Eagles’ third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where he was also awarded the Golden Boot after scoring five goals in Egypt.

Following his retirement, Osimhen has taken over the no. 9 shirt and he has been in outstanding form which earned the country back-to-back wins in their first two Group L qualifying games for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The star helped turn around a goal deficit against Benin with his equaliser in their 2-1 victory last Wednesday, before putting up a five-star performance in their 4-2 win over Lesotho where he bagged two goals and two assists on Sunday.

In reacting to the latest heroics, Ighalo who had a four-year stint with the three-time African champions has urged the Lille talisman to remain focused and to keep learning.

“I always told him that he has everything it takes to lead this attack, but it all depends on him,” Ighalo told ESPN.

“I told him he has to keep working hard, stay humble and always be ready to learn, and above all not to get carried away with success or hype but just to keep improving.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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