Super Eagles and Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has emerged as the Barclays Premier League best African player for the Month of December 2015, awarded by New African Soccer.
It's the second time Ighalo is carting home the award this season, following his decoration with the October 2015 edition of the award.
A statement released by the organisers, New African Soccer on Sunday reads in part, "... "Ighalo spent December scoring goals for his team. He scored in all six games played in a packed December
Home-based Eagles forward, Tunde Adeniji is ready to shoulder the team's goalscoring responsibilities in the absence of skipper of the side, Gbolahan Salami.
Salami opted out of the squad to facilitate a move to Europe, and won't be with the team in Rwanda, leaving the likes of Adeniji and Chikatara as main strikers in the side, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Sunshine Stars forward insists that he, along with other strikers in the team, are looking forward to doing well in the competition.
The Mena of Niger could be regarded as the underdogs in the 2016 African Nations Championship but Super Eagles and Warri Wolves midfielder Bartholomew Ibenegbu is mindful of the threat the so-called minnows may cause.
Nigeria begins their CHAN campaign in Rwanda with a Group C game against their west African neighbours on January 18.
The Super Eagles star barred his mind to Completesportsnigeria.com just before he departed with the team on Saturday morning to their South Africa training camp
Home Eagles Coach Salisu Yusuf believes the team will not miss the services of Warri Wolves striker Gbolahan Salami who opted out of the 2016 Championship For African Nations (CHAN) in Rwanda, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
Salami opted out of the tournament because of his plans to travel to Norway where he is expected to sign a new deal with a club.
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