Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that former Watford star Odion Ighalo landed in Lagos from London on Tuesday morning and has given his word that he will link up with his international teammates in Uyo later today.
The Super Eagles are expected to train this morning as the friendly with La Liga outfit Atlético de Madrid will take place at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium this evening, starting from 1800 hours.
Ighalo is guaranteed a seat on the plane to Russia in what would be his first World Cup and will be hoping to impress the coaching staff led by Gernot Rohr during the training camp so as to cement his spot in the starting line-up.
Speaking on the upcoming friendly against England, Ighalo said : ”England have a very good and fantastic team, we are not going to underrate them.
”We have a good team too, but at the end of that day it will be eleven players against eleven players on the pitch.
”I am looking forward to that game because I have played in the Premier League before and I’ll like to see some familiar players on the pitch again.”
The penalty box predator is enjoying one of his most prolific seasons to date, with six goals in his last five games for Chinese club Changchun Yatai before his trip to Africa.