Odion Ighalo on fire, scores brace in his club's big win over tough opponents in League game

Odion Ighalo on fire, scores brace in his club's big win over tough opponents in League game

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Odion Ighalo was on target for Al Shabab in their win over Damac

- The Nigerian striker scored the two goals which gave his team the win

- Al Shabab are still topping the Saudi Arabian League table after 21 games

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Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo was the man of the match on Monday, March 1, as he scored the two goals which helped his Saudi Arabian side Al Shabab to beat Damac in League encounter.

The former Manchester United striker proved that he is the goal machine considering his incredible performance for Al Shabab in this game against Damac.

Despite playing the tie with ten men, Odion Ighalo and his teammates were still able to get the three maximum points as they remain top of the League standings after 21 games.

Odion Ighalo scored the first goal in the 12th minute, but the visitors restored parity seven minutes later through Zelaya.

The former Super Eagles striker netted his second goal in the 39th minute as Damac failed to find the equalizing goal in the second half.

Ighalo was among the Super Eagles players who played at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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Odion Ighalo in joyous mood after scoring for Al Shabab. Photo: Al Shabab FC
Source: Twitter

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian footballer Odion Ighalo took to social media to post an adorable photo of himself dressing in Muslim regalia on Friday morning, February 26.

Ighalo's latest dressing has thrown many fans and Nigerians into serious confusion on if the football legend has changed his faith to Islam.

In the photo posted by Odion Ighalo, the Nigerian striker can be seen looking awesome and happy in white attire with his head covered like a Muslim who just completed Holy Pilgrimage.

After leaving Manchester United where he spent one year on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, Odion Ighalo did not return to China but signed for Saudi club Al Shabab.

And since the former Watford man got to Saudi Arabia, he has been impressive for his new club who are currently topping the League table with 41 points after 20 games.

There has also been news that Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr should make sure that Odion Ighalo returns to the three-time African champions.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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