Super Eagles Can Win 2021 Afcon If - Rohr

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One time Black Belt.

The Super Eagles have returned from Egypt back to Nigeria after finishing third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Following Nigeria's early ouster from FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation a year ago, Ighalo was seriously abused by football fans which degenerated to his family being threatened. Scorer Odion Ighalo, who finished as top scorer in the entire qualifying series for the championship, is primed to be tournament top scorer with five goals.

The striker was said to have posted on his WhatsApp status update before the game saying the Tunisian match was his "Final Game". "To my innocent kids, to my wife, even to the extent they threatened my life and the life of my family", Ighalo told ESPN in October 2018. "But the door always is open for him any time".

Interestingly, Mikel earned 88 caps for Nigeria, netting six times along with 12 assists.

The former Chelsea midfielder was part of the Super Eagles team that won the nation their third AFCON trophy in South Africa in 2013 under late Stephen Keshi.

Nigeria captain Mikel, 32, meanwhile, announced his worldwide retirement on his Instagram page, ending his senior global career in the same country where he made his senior debut in the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.

That game marked the last appearance in a Nigeria shirt for Mikel, who confirmed the end of his career for his country in a post on Instagram. In 2006 I played my first official championship for my Country.

Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo has finally revealed that the constant abuse from Nigerians forced him to retire from worldwide duties early.

"My national career started in 2003 under 17 World Cup and I'm grateful for the national team for placing me on the world arena and giving me an opportunity to show my skill and have an incredible National and worldwide career".

In an interview shortly after his squad pipped Tunisia to the bronze medal at the Al-Salam stadium on the outskirts of Cairo, the German tactician who has come under serious criticisms for the team's crash in Egypt, said that the team have bright prospects, could improve and become winners in two years time.

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