Excitement As Super Eagles Forward Odion Ighalo Scores on Debut for New Saudi Club Al-Hilal

Excitement As Super Eagles Forward Odion Ighalo Scores on Debut for New Saudi Club Al-Hilal

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Odion Ighalo was on target on Sunday for Al-Hilal Football Club in a friendly encounter against Al-Fateh as the Nigerian continues to adapt to his new surroundings
  • Ighalo is expected to make his first competitive appearance for the Asian Champions in FIFA World Club Cup in February.
  • The Nigerian footballer left Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab for Al Hilal after being furious with his former club’s refusal for him to attend the AFCON with the Super Eagles

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has begun life at new club Al-Hilal in impressive style as he was on the scoresheet in his first game for his new employers.

According to a report via Brila, Ighalo scored in the second half to give Leonard Jardim’s side a 3-2 win and announced himself to the fans.

Excitement As Super Eagles Forward Odion Ighalo Scores on Debut for New Saudi Club Al-Hilal
Odion Ighalo scored 21 goals for former club Al-Shabab before completing a move to Al-Hilal last weekend. Photo credit Ighalojude
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Al-Hilal are currently preparing for the FIFA Club World Cup as the Saudi Arabian will begin their campaign on February 6.

The former Manchester United striker agreed to join Al-Hilal signing a contract until 2023 after former club Al-Shabab had blocked the striker from representing Nigeria at the ongoing 2021 AFCON reports Daily Post.

Ighalo had scored 21 goals for Al-Shabab, before joining Al-Hilal who are currently fourth in the Saudi League.

Super Falcons Star Asisat Oshoala react as Ighalo joins new club

Meanwhile Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala has reacted to Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo’s move to Al-Hilal.

Reacting on Instagram, Oshoala responded to Ighalo’s post suggesting she will follow in his footsteps as she plans to always go wherever the former Watford man enters.

“This man …..Anywhere you go, we go follow u enter.”

Premier League Giants Eye Massive Move for Top Super Eagles Star

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Moses Simon could be on his way to the Premier League as Leeds United are interested in the signing of the Super Eagles winger because of his performances at the AFCON 2021.

Nigerians though were disappointed with how Super Eagles of Nigeria crashed out at the 2021 African Cup of Nations losing against Tunisia in the round of 16 encounter.

But one man who stood out in all the Super Eagles games was Moses Simon as the man who plays for Nantes scored a goal and made one assist.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..