Ighalo Set For 15-Hour Flight To Poland, Joins Super Eagles Monday Night
Published: March 18, 2018
Ighalo Set For 15-Hour Flight To Poland, Joins Super Eagles Monday NightThe Nigeria Football Federation has permitted Changchun Yatai frontman Odion Ighalo to arrive at the Super Eagles get-together in Wrocław later than the time he had been expected at Radisson Hotel.

Ighalo just finished playing a league match for his club and cannot meet up with the 1300 hours deadline on Monday because of the time difference as China is seven hours ahead of Poland.

The former Watford and Granada star will fly to the Chinese capital, Beijing, tomorrow morning local time with the first flight from Changchun and his flight from Beijing to London is still in the morning.

From London he will take another flight to Wrocław and the total flight duration for the three trips is fifteen hours, excluding time taken for airport formalities.

''Everyone knows there is no way Ighalo can make the 1pm deadline, he will join the team in Poland on Monday night,'' a top source told allnigeriasoccer.com.

Ighalo, 28, opened his account for the new season as Changchun Yatai were held to a 1-1 draw by Beijing Renhe on match day three in the Chinese Super League.

He also holds an Italian passport, so does not require a visa before entering Poland and the United Kingdom for the international friendlies against Poland and Serbia.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel