Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo says he is standing by his decision to retire from international football despite an attempt by NFF President Amaju Pinnick to persuade him to change his mind.
Recall on Saturday we reported that ighalo was set for a U-turn to the national team.
However, the Ex-watford man in an interview said his decision towards retirement was still valid.
“It is not true that I have reversed my decision,” “The (NFF) president spoke to me and asked me to reconsider. Out of
respect for him, I said I would think about it. I consulted with my family and we decided that the best thing for me now is to stand by the decision.
“I love my country and it was not an easy decision to make. But I believe the time is right. I am now out for eight weeks and my club are not happy about it, but I thank God for everything”.