The aftermath of Nigeria's exit from the 2018 World Cup and their loss to Ghana in the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs, according to former Al-Hilal striker Odion Ighalo, were two of his worst experiences.
After the Super Eagles won bronze at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), where he also earned the tournament's Golden Boot, Ighalo announced his retirement from international football.
The 34-year-old, however, wasted a few opportunities against Argentina in their last group game at the 2018 World Cup, which led to their elimination.
He was, regrettably, the target of the wrath of Nigerian fans who chose to harass him for weeks after the Super Eagles were defeated.
Ighalo also had a role in the Eagles' failure to advance to the 2022 World Cup following their 1-1 tie with Ghana in Abuja.
Ighalo admitted to Elegbete TV, “The two worst experiences I had with the Super Eagles were the match against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup, where I missed a chance and the entire nation of Nigeria wanted to bury me alive.
Another difficult period for me was the most recent World Cup, which we did not qualify for.