The attention that Odion Jude Ighalo has garnered recently is really quite impressive. Of course, this is not as impressive as the way in which he’s earned the interest, scoring 20 goals in the Chinese Super League.
Ighalo is getting a lot of people excited in the Chinese top flight.
The excitement hasn’t died off either, as Ighalo continues to score goals for fun. He made it happen for Nigeria with a hat trick in a 4-0 win over Libya in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Saturday.
The Nigerian international is a delight to watch on the ball. He moves the ball with pace when he needs to, and skillfully so. His strength takes him past even the most capable defenders, and when he does, expect him to finish.
It’s not rare to see him holding off defenders on the edge the box, and these positions, he’s always in more than capable company. He will often take a shot on from here, and he’s proven time and time again that he can do so with poise, class and power.
With his combination of striking brilliance and elegant dribbling, coupled with his impeccable statistics, he completely destroyed the Mediterranean Knights at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
He did well to silence his critics. The former Udinese striker will be hoping to continue the rich vein of form for national side in future assignments.