Odion Ighalo With 11 Goals Leads Ronaldo in Saudi Arabian Goalscoring Chart

Odion Ighalo With 11 Goals Leads Ronaldo in Saudi Arabian Goalscoring Chart

Ibitoye Shittu
March 13, 2023 at 11:37 AM
  • Al-Hilal on Friday, 10 March, defeated Al-Taawoun 4-0 in a Saudi Arabian Pro League encounter in which Ighalo netted a brace
  • The Super Eagles striker has now scored 11 goals this season in Saudi is ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Ighalo is expected to be in the Super Eagles squad for the coming African Cup of Nations qualifiers

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo is currently the leading scorer with 11 goals in the Saudi Arabian League and he is now on the verge of beating Ronaldo in the race to win the Golden Shoe.

On Friday, 10 March, the former Manchester United player was in fine form as he scored two goals for Al-Hilal in their 4-0 win over Al-Taawoun.

Ighalo was also named the man of the match in the tie as he earned himself accolades from his club's fans.

Odion Ighalo, Al-Hilal, Saudi Pro League, Ronaldo
Odion Ighalo with 11 goals leads Ronaldo in Saudi Arabian goalscoring chart. Photo by Matthew Ashton
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The win over Al-Taawoun also took Ighalo and his teammates to fourth position on the Saudi Arabian League table with 36 points after 18 games played so far.

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When did Ighalo score?

The Nigerian striker opened the scoring in the 32nd minute before scoring his brace in the 45th minute.

Michael made it 3-0 for Al-Hilal in the 51st minute and Mohammed netted the fourth goal at the death according to the report on Daily Post.

Ronaldo's goal this term

Since the Portugal international arrived in Saudi Arabia after leaving Manchester United, he has been able to register eight goals.

Ighalo wants Osimhen at Man United

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Odion Ighalo has urged compatriot Victor Osimhen to move to Premier League side Manchester United claiming that he would have the chance to exhibit his talent more there.

It is no longer a news that Osimhen is in the best form of his life so far this season at Napoli where he has registered 19 league goals and still roaring to net more.

His incredible performances in front of goals have however made him a target for many big clubs in Europe who are preparing to offer Napoli chiefs mega millions in the summer.

There have been mixed reactions from Nigerian fans and sports reporters with many convinced that Osimhen should face new challenges, while others are of the view that he should remain at Napoli.

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