A remarkable outing for Odion Ighalo, who now ply his trade with Al Wehda in the Saudi Pro League, saw him ignite memories of Nigeria’s football legend Rashidi Yekini and his iconic 1994 FIFA World Cup celebration.
The former Manchester United striker achieved this remarkable feat by notching his 5th goal of the season in a spectacular showdown against Abha at the King Abdul Aziz Stadium.
Al Wehda, known as the Red Giant, left a resounding mark on the field, clinching a convincing 4-0 victory over Abha.
Ighalo’s late goal was the climax point that secured three valuable points for his side, solidifying his status as an important asset in their attacking force.
As the game unfolded, the former Watford striker demonstrated precision and determination.
He emerged as the most accurate passer during the match, playing 45 minutes and more, displaying a hitman instinct with seven shots, narrowly missing a chance to hit the woodwork.
After scoring the fourth goal of the encounter, the 34-year-old forward mirrored Yekini’s famous celebration by holding onto the net, rekindling cherished memories of the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Ighalo’s remarkable achievement reminds us that talent knows no boundaries.
With each match, Ighalo cements his legacy as a true force to reckon with in the world of football.