Former Super Eagles stars, Victor Ikpeba and Ifeanyi Udeze have commended forward Odion Ighalo following his new found form with the Nigeria National team.
Ikpeba said: “Football is full of ups and downs, nobody could have predicted Ighalo to score a hat trick and score in Tunisia. For me, it is very good for him.
“I think Ighalo deserves all commendation and should be encouraged to do more instead of castigating the player. He is a greater player and can only get better.”
He also pleaded with the media to be consistent and adopt constructive criticism in their reportage.”Some reports stick to your head and the feelings live with you all your lives.
It is not every time you score a hat-trick in football, especially the level in which football is now, doing it in Nigeria colour I’m proud of it. This is a statistics we should share with the younger ones”.
Meanwhile, Former West Brom defender Ifeanyi Udeze has also hailed the former Watford forward for silencing his critics with as much as five goals in two games for the Super Eagles.
“Ighalo has always been a great scorer, I’m happy for Odion”
“After what happened at the World Cup in Russia, He needed this kind of moment to get back his confidence” Udeze stated after the Libya clash.