Odion Ighalo and Leon Balogun have set the camp of the Super Eagles on fire ahead of the team’s second round match against the Indomitable Lion of Cameroon scheduled for Saturday.
Ighalo and Balogun are enraged at Manager Gernot Rohr for blaming them for the team’s loss to minnow Madagascar in their last match at the group stage, as per New Telegraph.
The paper said the striker and the defender had a heated altercation with Rohr at their Helnan Palestine Hotel camp when he used harsh words in castigating them for the loss.
“Ighalo felt terribly bad when he heard about what the coach told the media that the team didn’t have strikers who were good enough. It infuriated him even the more when the gaffer mentioned similar thing during team’s meeting.
“Balogun too clashed with the coach, insisting the manager should not have singled him out for blames because of the mistake he made.
“I don’t think these players will play a part in the competition anymore but some officials of the Nigeria Football Federation have come in to resolve the problem,” it quoted a source familiar with the situation as saying.