Ighalo joins new club, Al Hilal S. FC


Ighalo joins new club, Al Hilal S. FC

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has confirmed his move from Al Shabab FC to Al Hilal Saudi Football Club, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Ighalo had on Saturday confirmed his move to Al Hilal from Al Shabab.

The former Manchester United star, writing on his verified Instagram account, said: “Thank You @AlShababSaudiFC it was a Pleasure.”

He went further to share pictures from the unveiling at the cub.

“Those that leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything…New Chapter✍🏽💙🙏🏾,”he wrote on Instagram.

The 32-year-old has agreed on a deal with Al Hilal until June 2023.

“Welcome the ‘Eagle’, Odion Ighalo,” the tweet from Al Hilal read, accompanied by a graphic image of the Nigerian in his club’s colour.

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Former Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel and Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala have also reacted to Super Eagles striker’s move to a new club.

Reacting, Mikel Obi, who played alongside Ighalo in the Super Eagles, ‘liked’ his post on Instagram.

On her part, Oshoala wrote: “This man …..Anywhere you go, we go follow u enter.”

Ighalo joined Al Shabab in February 2021, after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The Saudi Arabian side had blocked the striker from representing Nigeria at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Super Eagles interim coach, Austin Eguavoen, then claimed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) blocked him from calling up a replacement for the player.

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