Nigeria fans ought now to be on edge with Odion Ighalo going seven games without a goal for his...
Nigeria fans ought now to be on edge with Odion Ighalo going seven games without a goal for his EPL side Watford as this is coming too close to crunch AFCON qualifiers against Egypt later this month.
The last goal Ighalo scored was on January 30 in the FA Cup against Nottingham Forest, while his last goal in the league was in a 2-1 home win over Newcastle United a week earlier.
|Goal Shy: Ighalo has failed to hit the target for Watford since January|
But against Manchester United on Wednesday and Leicester on Sunday, the Nigeria striker threw away several chances that he had to be hauled off before full time, and in the end Watford paid the price for these misses when they lost 1-0 at Old Trafford and Vicarage road respectively.
|Ighalo struggled against both Manchester United and Leicester|
Good enough Nigeria caretaker coach Samson Siasia is a big admirer of the Watford striker after he recently expressed his willingness to pick him as one of the over-aged players for the Rio Olympics in the summer.
|Siasia worked with the striker back in 2009 at the U20 championship|
The former Nigeria U20 skipper scored his first goal at full international level against Chad in Kaduna last June.
He then doubled his Eagles tally when he finished off a flowing attacking move in a friendly against Cameroon in Belgium last year.
|Ighalo is expected to lead the lines for Nigeria against Egypt|
Under Oliseh, the Eagles played a more defensive formation of 4-2-3-1 which meant the striker depended a lot on the attacking midfielder and the two wide players from midfield for his supplies.
So, Ighalo worked his socks off in the two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against minnows Swaziland in November with nothing to show for all the endeavour.
Ighalo has flourished working in a 4-4-2 formation with Deeney ready to kill for him. So, who will be the Deeney for Ighalo in the Eagles?
|Who would provide support for Ighalo up front?|
Ighalo will most certainly need one of them alongside him if he were to deliver against the Pharaohs.