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‘New Chapter’: Ighalo Excited By Al-Hilal Move

Emmanuel Egobiambu  
Updated January 30, 2022
Ighalo did not join the Nigerian team for the 2021 AFCON. Photo: [email protected]

 

Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, is excited over his recent move to Saudi Arabia club, Al-Hilal, describing it as a new chapter in his career.

“Those that leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything…New Chapter,” the player wrote in a post on social media, hours after the team confirmed his signing.

 

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Ighalo joined the side from Al Shabab for an undisclosed fee, almost two years after teaming up with them on a two and half year contract. Before the recent move, the former Watford man had scored 12 goals this season, making him the leading scorer in the league. Since joining Al Shabab in February 2021, he has netted 20 goals in 30 appearances.

The player is expected to continue his fine form with his new team who are fourth on the league log. Al-Hilal finished as champions last season but are four points behind table-toppers Al Nassr although with a game at hand.

He joined Al Shabab after a loan spell with English Premier League club, Manchester United. It is also unclear if his recent switch had anything to do with Al Shabab’s refusal to release him for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) where Nigeria were knocked out by Tunisia in the Round of 16.