Ighalo set for quick return from injury


Super Eagles and Changchun Yatai striker Odion Ighalo is set to make a quick return from an ankle injury he sustained while playing for his club against Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League.

Ighalo who was rushed to hospital immediately after the game confirmed that he has started his rehabilitation and might return to full training with the first team by next week.

“I have started my rehabilitation, started working in the gym and swimming pool. I will be back next weekend,” he said.

Ighalo who netted 2 goals in Yatai’s 2-3 loss in that game, is among the players that is expected to be named in a fortnight when Super Eagles Franco-German coach Gernot Rohr announce players that will take on Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers.

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