5 Christian footballers to keep your eye on at the World Cup this summer

Odion Ighalo

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The former Watford striker took the Premier League by storm when we propelled the Hornets up England’s top division with thanks to some outstanding performances and goals. The Nigerian will be looking to emulate such form heading into the World Cup in Russia in just a few days time.

Currently plying his trade in China, the Christian, Ighalo has openly voiced how blessed he feels to be playing the game he loves by the grace of God.

Speaking to Cross The Line, Ighalo had this to say about what his Christian faith means to him – “It means a lot to me. Not just on the pitch, but in my life, everything I do. I have God first. I can’t go out of the house in the morning without praying, thanking God for a new day. Some people cannot walk, some people cannot see or go out, so everyday I wake up I thank God for a new opportunity. I also do a special prayer before a game too, so my life is all about God and praying to him and thanking him. I’m trying to do my best, I read my Bible too, I’m not perfect but I try and live my life for God.”

The Eagles will be hoping Ighalo can tally up some goals to get the African side firing on all cylinders in Russia this summer.

Which player will you be keeping your eye on at the World Cup?

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Which player will you be keeping your eye on at the WC?

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