Odion Ighalo (left) battles Luka Modric when Eagles fell 2-0 to Croatia in Kaliningrad PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

China-based striker Odion Ighalo is ahead of Watford front man Isaac Success in the Super Eagles because he has formed a better understanding with the rest of the team having been part of the team for much longer, according to Gernot Rohr.

Success has been handed another chance with the Eagles after his debut in March 2017 against Senegal, but he is not likely to start ahead of Ighalo in Saturday’s AFCON qualifier against Libya in Uyo.

“We don’t have the time in three, four days to change our offensive formation, but we invited (Isaac) Success, who plays in the same position,” Rohr said.

“The problem is that in four days, will he find an understanding with the other players?”

Will Success Take His Eagles Chance?

The Eagles coach also argued that Ighalo has regained his form after a difficult World Cup campaign.

“He had a World Cup which was not so easy for him,” he said.

“But he’s doing well with his club, he has more than 20 goals for his club, and that is why we invited him again.”

 

By Kola Daniel in Uyo

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