Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Odion Ighalo is garnering praise on social media following his Man-Of-The-Match (MOTM) display against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 clash in Egypt on Saturday.
Concise news reports that Ighalo netted two goals and created one as the three-time African champions edged the defending champions in a thrilling five-goal affair in Alexandria.
With the goal, the Shanghai Greenland Shenhua man is a contender for the AFCON 2019 golden boot. Presently, he has three goals.
Ighalo now boast of three goals in his last three competitive outings against the continent’s giants.
At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Ighalo was heavily criticised following the Super Eagles loss to Argentina in their last group game. In fact, some Nigerians went as far as laying into his family. Now, he is a hero.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 6, 2019
See some reactions from Twitter below:
Ighalo had a MASSIVE game today MY GOODNESS!!!! All the people that were insulting him and his family after the world cup, please go and delete your tweets… the man is a KING!!!!! Nigeria we move!
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) July 6, 2019
Thank God for Ighalo. Meanwhile, why is the referee so energetic?😂pic.twitter.com/qboJhO7dJG
— Slay Papa 🍒🍷 (@TweetAtAustin) July 6, 2019
— Danky of Port Harcourt🛳 (@IamDanky) July 6, 2019
— Football Laboratory (@FootballLabora1) July 6, 2019
— LONDON USED BOYFRIEND(Akan) (@London_use) July 6, 2019
Dear Iwobi and Ighalo all your previous mistakes have been forgiven. #NGACMR
You now have a clean slate, help us tell Akpeyi to better not be unfortunate again
All Nigerians pic.twitter.com/qgOMQ7jyUi
— The Hénry Nevoír (@Hxnry_Nevoir) July 6, 2019
#NGACMR Dear Ighalo, we concerned Nigerians, noticed that you locked your comment section on Instagram since the world cup issue last year, we sincerely apologise and beg for your forgiveness for all we said and did, can you please open it so we can say thank you there 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/g0mvBElTvf
— chief_who_is_chief (@rapheal_irenen) July 6, 2019
– Iwobi yet to justify the no. 10 but sexy goal
– Etebo & Ndidi was like Olumo rock
– Ighalo is Africa’s best
– Awaziem calmly brave
– Musa’s inconsistency is needed
– Chukwueze is a talent
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) July 6, 2019