Odion Ighalo

Super Eagles’ forward Odion Ighalo is a major doubt for Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa after he was stretched in Changchun Yatai’s 2-2 draw against Tianjin Quanjian.

The player was pulled out in the 17th minute after sustaining an injury.

It was Ighalo’s 27th league game for Yatai.

Goals from Yongpo Wang and Alexander Pato put the visitors two goals up before a late fightback from Rui Yu and Long Tan ensured both teams had a share of the points at the final whistle.

Ighalo has been on form for both club and country and will now be assessed before Sunday’s final league clash with Changchun hoping to beat the drop.

 

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