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Sports News of Monday, 13 September 2021

Source: punchng.com

I don’t want to be a politician – Ighalo

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo and his wife Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo and his wife

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has sensationally stated that he is not interested in having anything to do with Nigerian football or politics after the end of his career.

The Al Shabab man stated this while speaking with former national teammates Ikechukwu Ezenwa, John Ogu, Obafemi Martins and Aaron Samuel in an Instagram Live session monitored by PUNCH Sports Extra.

Heartland goalie, Ezenwa, who hosted the session, had stated that as players who represented the nation and qualified them for the World Cup, they had the right to vie for posts in the Nigeria Football Federation set-up or any other political office.

Ezenwa went on to suggest that Ighalo could take up a political office someday, but the former Eagles forward said he had no such plans, saying he detested politics.“I don’t want to be president of anything. I don’t even like politics.

I just want to play football, make money to feed myself, my children and my mother, that’s all.” FG names Ighalo National Principal's Cup ambassadorFashanu to Rohr: Don’t bring back Ighalo to Eagles Ighalo who scored 16 goals in 35 matches for the national team also ruled out taking any football related political position.“Some of us don’t want anything to do with Nigerian football after our retirement.”