Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo has revealed he is determined to push Manchester United up the Premier League table after signing a contract extension that will keep him at the English club till January 2021.
Shanghai Shenhua, Ighalo’s parent club in China initially wanted to only let go of Ighalo if Manchester United buys him for £20m, but new border rules brought about by Covid-19 meant even if Ighalo had left Manchester United at the end of May it would have taken him over a month before he could enter China, a reality that spurred contract negotiations between both clubs.
On Monday United finally confirmed they had agreed with a loan extension for the Nigerian. The deal, which does not include an option or obligation to buy, will keep him at the club until January 31, 2021
Ighalo, 30, says he’s overjoyed to have extended his stay at ManU as it has been his dream to represent the club he supported as a child.
“I’m really happy. It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go,” Ighalo told MUTV on Tuesday.
“The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me.
“I decided I want to stay and I’m happy. Since the first day I arrived, I made it clear that I wanted whatever it takes to continue that work. It was very difficult, there were some talks, but I’m happy they finally agreed and got everything done. Everything is official now.
“I’m sending thanks to the Shanghai president and director for the support because they know this is what I want. So I’m thanking them and I’m happy that this has happened. They wish me all the best too.
“Like I’ve said, since I was young, I’ve been supporting this club and playing for it is a dream. Now I’ve extended my loan, it makes it even more clear and I’m committed as I know, in my head, I’m here until January ending. I just want to work hard and enjoy it, support the team and do whatever I can to make us go higher and higher.”
“It’s different from where I’m coming from and different to where I was before,” he said. “It’s something I’ve never seen before and it makes me wonder if I’m dreaming or it’s reality.”
“I’m getting better and better every day,” he told the club’s website. “We have been training together the past two weeks now, so it’s getting close to the game. The sharpness is coming, the fitness is coming and everything is going well.
Speaking about how Covid-19 has affected his training at Manchester United, Ighalo said;
“It’s been strange, you know, because you have to stay two metres apart to talk to your team-mates. Sometimes, you need to get close to give them some signs but now it’s two metres and it’s kind of strange.
“But this is what we have to do for us to be safe and for the game to go on. We are ready to do it and we’re happy to do it. Everybody is looking good. Running, working hard and playing football. Little two-a-sides and doing some ball work.
“Everyone is getting better and better. Everyone is back, even Paul is back training normally and Rashy is back training as normal. Everyone is training normally and training full and all that, so the squad is full and everyone is ready, I think.
“I can’t wait for the league to start again. I’m really looking forward to it. We’re working hard and I believe we’re going to do great.”
Ighalo initially joined United in a Deadline Day move in January and scored four times in eight appearances in all competitions prior to the suspension of the Premier League.
Meet The Mysterious Woman Hushpuppi Married To Gain Citizenship Abroad
It has been revealed that Ray Hushpuppi was married to a woman based in North Carolina, the USA which enabled him to be granted a St. Kitts and Nevis passport in February 2020.
Hushpuppi married Shawana Nakesia Chapman, a 32-year-old citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis in October 2018, thereby conferring him with the right to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship.
The government of St. Kitts and Nevis released a statement about Hushpuppi’s marriage and said: “We note that the Nigeria-born Mr. Abbas, 37, was granted a St. Kitts and Nevis passport in February 2020 by virtue of his marriage to Shawana Nakesia Chapman, 32, a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis by birth and the United States of America. Ms. Chapman, a resident of North Carolina, USA, married Mr. Abbas in Nigeria in October 2018, thereby conferring him with the right to St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship.”
Armed Robber Turned Pastor, Ogya Nyame Talks About Past Life And How God Called Him
The life story of the founder and leader of Shinning Grace Chapel International, Bishop Isaac Appiah popularly known by many as ‘Ogya Nyame or Amansie Nsroma 1’ is a very interesting one.
Like Paul in the Bible, he never liked the word of God. He was born and raised as a Muslim for over 20 years because his parents were into the same religion. Before now he was called Issah.
Bishop Isaac Appiah in a special interview session on Ghpage TV with Host Rashad Kojo Emmanuel revealed he was a notorious armed robber, bodybuilder, and a land guard somewhere in Kumasi during the tenure of John Agyekum Kuffour.
Born and bred in Kokofu, a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana had no educational background, and most of it all very stubborn met countless men of God who prophesied to him that he would become a man of God.
Fast forwarding, he one day extensively thought through his life and came to the conclusion that he should forgo all his bad behaviors and start to live the life he came to Kumasi for.
So, he met one popular pastor in Kumasi who took him through the journey of becoming a man of God. He stated to have fellowship on school parks with a few other people who were loyal to him.
Mother Of Late KNUST SHS Student Breaks Silence On Son’s Death
The mother of the final year KNUST SHS student identified as Richard Sam who died some days ago has finally broken her silence about the death of her son.
Days ago, social media was awash with video of the final moment of Richard when he was been carried by his colleagues while the teachers of the school looked on unconcerned.
According to earlier reports, the teachers feared he has contracted the deadly coronavirus hence the decision to stay away from him.
Mother of the deceased also identified as Madam Comfort in an interview with Angel FM has given a chilling narration on how she lost her son.
According to her, Richard was an ulcer patient and she tried to visit him in the school on July 5 but was turned away by the security guards who said they have been given strict instructions not to allow any parent to the school premises.
“I was prevented from seeing my child on Sunday, just a day before the incident. The security men at the gate drove me away like chicken,” she said.
She continued that even though her son’s illness started on Monday morning, she called to be informed later that evening after the situation had gotten worst and refuted claims that she told the school, not to give her son any first aid medication.
“They could have taken him to the hospital which was close to the school,” Madam Comfort said.
Richard was later taken to the hospital in the evening and the mom was made to buy all the drugs prescribed by the doctor but unfortunately, he passed away the following morning.
She also revealed how life has been difficult for her in taking care of her children. She said that she had to sell all her expensive clothes to take care of Richard and his siblings.
“I sometimes have to go to the seamstress to take back my clothes to resell just to take care of his education,” she said, adding she “suffered” doing menial jobs just to ensure the son’s welfare but that “amounted to nothing”.
The headmistress of the KNUST SHS, Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa, however, has been interdicted due to the issue that has disrupted academic work on campus.
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