Odion Ighalo Spends Holiday in the Maldives, Shows Off Expensive Lifestyle

Odion Ighalo Spends Holiday in the Maldives, Shows Off Expensive Lifestyle

Chukwu Ikechukwu
March 20, 2024 at 3:15 PM
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  • Odion Ighalo is currently enjoying a well-deserved vacation
  • The ex-Super Eagles player is presently unwinding in the Maldives
  • Ighalo has scored 12 goals in 22 matches this season for Al Wehda

Odion Ighalo is currently in the Maldives enjoying a well-deserved vacation after getting a few days off with the Saudi Pro League on a short break.

The former Super Eagles forward has wowed fans with pictures of his lifestyle while holidaying in one of the biggest tourism destinations in the world.

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Odion Ighalo in action for Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. Photo by Visionhaus.
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Ighalo, who currently plays for Saudi Pro League club Al Wehda, retired from the national team in 2019 after emerging as the top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria, per Wikipedia.

The 34-year-old forward posted pictures of his jet-skiing adventures while on holiday and also thrilled his followers with pictures of him on a private jet on his social media page.

Ighalo has had an impressive season for Al Wehda this season, netting 12 league goals in 22 matches for the Saudi Pro League club.

Why Igahlo left Super Eagles

Meanwhile, the captain of the Super Eagles Ahmed Musa, has blamed the passionate Nigerian fans for the early retirement of Ighalo from the national team, PUNCH NG reports.

The 34-year-old forward retired from international football after leading Nigeria to the bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON, emerging as the competition’s top scorer with five goals.

Musa claims the backlash Ighalo, John Obi-Mikel, and Victor Moses received from fans forced their decision to retire early from international assignments as they preferred to have their peace rather than be blamed every time the Super Eagles underperforms.

Ighalo wants more local players

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ighalo criticized the Super Eagles technical crew over their provisional list for the forthcoming 2023 AFCON after the home-based players were neglected from the squad.

The Al Wehda striker stated that players plying their trade in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) should be encouraged by getting more invites to the national team set-up.

Ighalo noted that leaving out the locally-based players means that the technical crew and the Nigeria Football Federation do not rate the NPFL.

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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..