2019 AFCON: Ighalo is Nigeria's talisman, says Kanu

Author: futaa.com
Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo

Former Super Eagles attacker, Nwankwo Kanu, has picked out Odion Ighalo as Nigeria’s talisman in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Kanu like most Nigerians will be excited to see the Super Eagles getting over South Africa in tonight’s AFCON quarter-finals clash.

Speaking to CAF, the Arsenal legend was asked to name some of the best stars at AFCON 2019 - and Ighalo was one of his names alongside Africa’s best.

“You have every country with their own superstars. Egypt has Mo Salah, Senegal has Mane (Sadio), Nigeria has Ighalo (Odion). For me the stars are everyone and these are the players people will be looking at,” Kanu said.

Kanu was also asked to reveal his best memories as a player at AFCON level.

“I think for me, every moment I played at the AFCON was memorable because not everyone has the chance to play in the competition. If you are there it means a lot. But the games that I do remember were when we played against Cameroun, Ghana or the North African teams.”

“One match I remember was in 2004 when we beat Cameroon 2-1. That was a prestigious moment for us,” Kanu revealed.