Former Nigeria international Finidi George has said Al-Shabab forward Odion Ighalo is no longer needed in the Super Eagles as younger players are emerging.
According to the former Super Eagles star, Rohr who considered recalling up Ighalo while he was playing for Manchester United should rather give chances to new players.
Odion Ighalo himself has announced his retirement from national team after the AFCON 2019 where he finished as top scorer as Super Eagles won bronze medal.
“I don’t think so, because I don’t really think they need him [Odion Ighalo],” Finidi said on Sports Buffet on Elegbete TV on if Ighalo’s return.
“They have Ahmed Musa already who has played two World Cups and Nations Cups, he should be a key figure, he’s a player that players should look up to.
Ighalo, who now plays for Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia has young strikers in top form in top European Leagues such as Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Simy Nwankwo, Paul Onuachu and others to fight for places with.
“What Rohr should do is look at a first team player that others respect and in difficult times they can look up to and listen to and put as captain. I don’t know if Musa will be a key figure on the pitch but look at a starter in Ndidi, he’s playing well regularly and other players are seeing that he’s someone they can respect.
“That is a way you build a team around that player. It’s about a player who is playing well that others will respect because if he’s talking, he knows what he is saying. [Odion] Ighalo doesn’t have a place in the team”, he said.
The 1995 Champions League winner with Ajax also believes that Nigeria have very good players but yet to have a good team; “We have good players but we need to have a team,” he said.
“The problem we have in the Nigerian team is that we have good individual players but we are yet to put up a good team and that is up to the coaches to do that job.
“We have our players doing well lately in Europe, winning a lot of trophies but we have to get back to the basis and see how we can bring that to the national team. It’s up to the coaches, get us a good team and the boys will do very well.”

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