Gernot Rohr has admitted that the Super Eagles miss the maturity and goals delivered by Odion Ighalo and that is why he has included him on the team’s provisional squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.
Ighalo quit international football at the end of the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, where he emerged top scorer.
“We miss his leadership, we miss his experience and we miss his goals,” Rohr told Elegbete TV.
“He was the top scorer at the 2019 AFCON qualifiers and also the AFCON itself.
“That’s why I included him on our provisional squad.
“(Victor) Osimhen is our No 1 striker, but there is none like Ighalo, he’s different, he’s a special player, he smells football.
“We have many young players who could learn a lot playing alongside such a great player.
“He also has the ambition to help his country.
“He could also help us much more.”