How Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo Missed Clear Chances to Argentina at 2018 FIFA Worldcup

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Nigeria were all but qualified for the knockout stage of the worldcup but for the extremely wasteful strikers that were on display, losing clear chance after chance until Nigeria were damned out of the group stage of the worldcup by a superb half-volley by Argentine defender, Marcus Rojo.

The irony that it took a defender to punish the extremely wasteful Nigerians was such a disgrace to the reputation of Nigeria as a footballing Country and will undoubtedly be punished by FIFA for such a terrible display in the next FIFA world rankings. In the first half, Kelechi Iheanacho was consisterly leggy and itentionally isolated Ahmed Musa on several occassiosn even when Nigeria was in a 2-1 situation.

Disgusted by his performance, the young striker was pulled out in favour of the older, more experienced Odion Ighalo, however things only went from bad to worst, as Ighalo also refused to score several chances to Wilfred Ndidi and wasted glorious spectacular chances which would make one wonder why Nigeria, a country blessed with abundance of talent do not have someone that can play the role of a striker in a football team! Not one!

Nigeria has now lost to Argentina 5 straight times in past meetings and rightfully have been dumped out of Russia 2018 worldcup competition to make way for more serious countries who  take pride in their football.

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