By Chineze Ogugua
Nigeria forward, Odion Ighalo is a doubt for Super Eagles’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa after he picked an injury in Changchun Yatai’s 2-2 home draw against Tianjin Quanjin in a Chinese Super League clash yesterday.
Ighalo was replaced in 17th minute of the encounter by Lasse Vibe following the injury, however, latest tests reveals he will likely be out for up to two weeks.
This will be a big blow for Gernot Rohr as Ighalo is one of his star players and currently tops the goal chat with six goals. He is also the second top scorer in the Chinese Super League with 21 goals five adrift of Shanghai SPIG’s Wu Lei with 26 goals.
Rohr will also miss the services of Francis Uzoho and Jamilu Collins.
Nigeria will face Bafana Bafana in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matchday-five fixture at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on November 19.
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