I want nothing to do with Nigerian football after retirement – Ighalo

Ex-Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo says he will not be running for a position in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) neither would he go into politics when he hangs his boots.

The Al Shabab player stated this while speaking with former national teammates Ikechukwu Ezenwa, John Ogu, Obafemi Martins and Aaron Samuel in an Instagram Live session.

Heartland goalie, Ezenwa, who hosted the session, had stated that as players who represented the nation they had the right to vie for posts in the NFF or any other political office.

Responding to a suggestion by Ezenwa on taking up a political office someday, Ighalo said, “I don’t want to be president of anything. I don’t even like politics. I just want to play football, make money to feed myself, my children and my mother, that’s all.”

Ighalo who scored 16 goals in 35 matches for the national team added, “Some of us don’t want anything to do with Nigerian football after our retirement”.

Ighalo has been rumoured severally to be considering a return to the team, it remains to be seen if it will materialise.