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Afcon 2019: Ighalo Expecting ‘Tough’ Clash Against South Africa

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Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has stated that Nigeria clash against South Africa in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be a very tough match.

Naija News reports that the last eight clash between the Super Eagles and Bafana Bafana will be played on Wednesday night at the Cairo International Stadium, Egpyt.

Ighalo, who is currently on three goals along with Sadio Mané, Cédric Bakambu and Adam Ounas, in the race to finish AFCON top scorer, also said he won’t be bothered if he does not score.

“We have to do our job because this is going to be a tough game. I’m satisfied I give my best and I don’t look at the criticism,” Ighalo said.

“I’m thinking of the team, if I don’t score and we still won I am satisfied.

“Against Cameroon, it was a difficult game and tomorrow [Wednesday] it is going to be another tough one.

“We are ready and we are going to show it tomorrow.

“This match is totally different from those in the qualifiers.

“We know this is going to be a difficult game against South Africa, a very fast team but we will make sure to make Nigerians proud.”



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.