Super Eagles goal poacher Odion Ighalo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual accolades at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Shanghai Shenhua striker in AFCON 2019 and is tied on three goals with Cédric Bakambu, Sadio Mané and Adam Ounas.
Ahead of the semi final match against Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium, Futbalgalore.com sat down with the ex Watford forward and he stated that team supercedes individual glory.
“First and most I give glory to God for the feat achieved so far. It hasn’t been an easy run for us. We will continue to work hard and achieve our set targets,” the soft spoken player told Futbalgalore.com.
“I will be happy if the top scorers award becomes mine but the team is always ahead in my list of priorities. Mine is just to perform the job on Sunday. Goal or no goal, as long as we win on Sunday that will be my target.”
Ighalo admitted that the Fennecs won’t be easy to deal with, compared to the tests they faced against Cameroon and South Africa in earlier rounds of the competition.
“It will be a tough game. They (Algeria) are a very good side, very compact team. It will be more tougher than what we encountered against Cameroon and South Africa. We are looking forward to it because the team is built for this toughness. We are going all out on Sunday.