Odion Ighalo is delighted to score the only goal of the match for the Super Eagles’ 1-0 win against the Swallows of Burundi in Saturday’s AFCON 2019 Group B clash at the Alexandria Stadium, reports Completesports.com.
Ighalo who plays for Chinese Super League club, Shanghai Shenhua came off the bench in 73rd minute for Paul Onuachu, and netted the winner in the 77th minute.
Ighalo received a delightful back-heel pass from Ola Aina and did a sublime finish to help the Super Eagles secure the maximum points in the game.
The former Watford striker also stated that the hard-earned win will boost the morale of the team as they look to win a fourth AFCON title.
“I really feel great to have come on and scored because as a player when you are called upon to come in you have to do your best. It wasn’t easy for us, but then again you don’t expect easy matches,” Ighalo told reporters after the game.
“I think we have set the tone for ourselves moving forward and our confidence has improved. We won it in 2013 and obviously being here we want to win it again.
Gernot Rohr’s men top Group B with three points, while Guinea and Madagascar have a point each. Burundi are rooted to bottom of the log with no point.
The Super Eagles will take on the Syli National of Guinea in their next game on Wednesday at the Alexandria Stadium.
By Adeboye Amosu