AFCON 2019 top scorer, Odion Ighalo dedicated his first goal for Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab to his son Daniel who marked his birthday anniversary on February 12.
After completing his loan spell at his dream club, Manchester United. His loss of second fiddle striking position to aged Cavani also contributed to his exit from United.
He thus became the first Nigerian professional football to grace the Old Trafford.
Ighalo 31, joined the Saudi Professional League side on a two-and-a-half-year contract early this month and has featured just in two games with his first goal in the 4-1 rout of Al Nasar on Saturday.
“That(goal) was for you son Daniel Ighalo,” the former Manchester United loanee posted thereafter.
Happy Birthday To The Olori Ebi Of The Family ? Daniel Ighalo ? Send Your Good Wishes And Prayers To Him ? pic.twitter.com/NRsJeDOCob— Jude Ighalo Fans (@judeighalofans) February 12, 2021
The widely-travelled Ighalo has now scored a goal across six different leagues including Norway, Spain, Italy, China, England and now Saudi Arabia.
Yet Ighalo has promised that he hopes his first goal for Saudi Arabian club Al Shabab will be the first of many for him.
Al Shabab went four points clear at the top of the table Saturday night when Ighalo came off the bench to score the fourth goal in stoppage time in the drubbing of the home team Al Nassr and former club of Ahmed Musa.
The First Of Many More To Come By God's Grace ? Forza AL Shabab ?? ???? pic.twitter.com/YOewDA1N25— Jude Ighalo Fans (@judeighalofans) February 13, 2021
“1st of many,” Ighalo tweeted after he opened his goals account in only his second game for his new club.