English Premiership

Siasia unfazed by Ighalo's goal drought

2016-03-10 15:15
Odion Ighalo (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Nigeria interim manager Samson Siasia has played down Odion Ighalo's recent lack of goals, saying the striker is "desperate to deliver against Egypt".

After notching up 14 league goals for Watford during the first half of the season, goals have been hard to come by for the attacker as he hasn't scored in the English Premier League since January 23.

Super Eagles fans will be hoping he finds his scoring touch soon as they will need his goals when Nigeria take on Egypt home and away in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the end of March.

Siasia, though, is confident the Watford man will "deliver" against the Pharaohs.

"I am not worried about Ighalo’s recent lack of scoring goals for his club," he told Goal website

"I have been in constant touch with the player and I know that he would deliver against Egypt home and away.

"I can assure you that Odion is desperate to deliver against Egypt because he knows the importance of the two matches and he told me."


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