Odion Ighalo makes incredible assist in Al Shabab’s emphatic 3-0 win over Al Ahli

Odion Ighalo makes incredible assist in Al Shabab’s emphatic 3-0 win over Al Ahli

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Odion Ighalo was in action in Al Shabab’s emphatic win over league rivals Al Ahli

- He made a beautiful assist helping Cristian Guanca for the third goal on the stroke of 90 minutes

- The 31-year-old joined the Saudi Arabian club after completing his loan spell at Man Utd

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Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has continued his sparkling form abroad as he made a sensational assist in Al Shabab’s 3-0 win over Al Ahli in the Saudi Pro League.

It was an easy win for the hosts as Ahmed Mohammed Sharahili opened the scoring as early as the 12th minute at the King Fahd International Stadium.

Alfred N'Diaye extended the lead in the 70th minute with another goal while Nigeria’s Ighalo set up Cristian Guanca on the stroke of 90 minutes for the third goal.

Ighalo who joined the Saudi club after seeing off his loan deal at Manchester United completed a solo run down into the opposition area before he squared the ball to Guanca who jabbed the ball into the roof of the net.

Al Shabab are currently on top of the Saudi Arabia Pro League with 41 points from 20 matches; Al Hilal are second with 36 points from 19 matches while Al Ahli are third with 35 points from 20 games.

Ighalo finally scored his first goal for his new side in their emphatic League win over Ahmed Musa's former club Al-Nassr.

Odion Ighalo makes incredible assist in Al Shabab’s emphatic 3-0 win over Al Ahli
Odion Ighalo could be recalled into the Nigerian national team. Photo: Erwin Spek
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After spending a year on loan at Manchester United, the 31-year-old Premier League side in January this year due to lack of active playing time under Ole Solskjaer.

Having failed to score on his debut versus Al Raed, the 31-year-old made his presence count as the White Lions extended their winning streak to four.

Odion Ighalo is expected to start for his club in their next League game against Al Fateh on Wednesday, February 24.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Super Eagles legend Emmanuel Emenike met with the Emir of Bauchi Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu over the weekend.

Although the purpose of the meeting is yet to be revealed, the 33-year-old former Premier League star was however spotted donning an adorable outfit.

The portrait of his wife was customised on the long attire while the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations highest goals scorer conversed with the traditional ruler in his palace.

Emenike shared a short clip of his visit to the Emir on his official Instagram page with the caption saying he is honoured.

Babajide is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.