PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Odion Ighalo – One of the most loved Nigerian players

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Odion Ighalo – One of the most loved Nigerian players
Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jan 09, 2018. 10:00

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup set to become the glob's focus in the next few months, Nigeria and Yatai Changchun striker Odion Ighalo will also be looking forward to the global showpiece.

The Super Eagles international will be gunning for a spot in the national team’s final squad en route to Russia to ensure he contributes in reaching the knockout stages of the tournament.

Although the Chinese Super League is currently on a recess, the Changchun hitman remains a fan favourite in his country and in China for his predatory instincts in front of goal.

During the past festive season, his fans from around the globe continued to recall his quality strikes from his days at Watford in England and at his current club in China.


Many of them took to Twitter to share videos of the 28-year-old as some congratulated him for launching the Odion Ighalo Orphanage in Lagos in December.

Meanwhile, some of the fans even went on to praise the player’s charming looks, labelling him as one of the most handsome athletes.

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