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No Watford Leave For Striker Odion Ighalo Despite Death Of His Father

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Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo will not be given any leave by his club, Watford following the death of his father.

Just hours after playing in Watford’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in the semi-final of the FA Cup at Wembley on Sunday, April 24, Ighalo took to his social media accounts to announce the death of his father.

‘RIP Daddy’ he wrote alongside a black blank photo.
Speaking later, Ighalo revealed that he won’t be getting any days off as the season is almost over.

“The season is almost over, and it might be a while before all the funeral arrangements are complete, so although I will continue to stay in close contact with my family over there, I will be here with my club until then,” the 26-year-old told ESPN.

He further revealed that his dad complained of weakness a few days ago and was taken to the hospital.

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“This morning, he died in his sleep,” the Super Eagles striker said.

Ighalo’s Watford are 10 points clear of the relegation zone in the Premier League with four games remaining.

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