Ighalo opens Saudi Arabia scoring account


Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Saudi Arabia side, Al Shabab, during Saturday’s 4-0 win over Al Nassr.

The 31-year-old was only making his second substitute appearance for Al Shabab after a late introduction against Al Reed last week.

Ighalo struck right at the end of the game after coming on for Fabio Martins. His goal came right in the 90th minute.

Ever Banega and Cristian Guanca, who scored a brace, had put Al Shabab ahead with three goals.

The  result saw the White Lions extend their winning streak to four at the King Saud University Stadium.

Moroccan  forward Abderrazak Hamdallah was presented with a chance to reduce the deficit, but his penalty kick was saved by Zaid Al Bawardi.

Al Shabab stay top of the Saudi Pro League table with 38 points from 18 outings so far in the 2020-21 campaign, four points clear of closest challengers Al Ahli.

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By Mthokozisi Dube

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