In a stunning debut performance for Saudi Arabian Pro League outfit Al Wehda, Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo showcased his remarkable prowess on the field.
After recently departing from Al Hilal, the seasoned striker wasted no time in making his mark.
Ighalo’s inaugural appearance for Al Wehda against Al Taee proved to be an unforgettable moment, as he found the back of the net just five minutes into the game, MySportDab reports.
Having bid farewell to Al Hilal and amassing an impressive record of 43 goals and seven assists in 60 appearances over 17 fruitful months.
Ighalo’s transition to Al Wehda had fans eagerly awaiting his contribution. The striker’s remarkable journey took a new turn as he graced the pitch at the Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa’ed Stadium.
Already leading by a comfortable two-goal margin through Faycal Fajr and Saeed Al Muwallad, Al Wehda had firmly established their dominance by the 62nd minute.
Ighalo, initially on the bench, was granted the opportunity to make his mark when he was subbed in for Hussein Al Eisa during the 86th minute.
Demonstrating his razor-sharp instincts, the 34-year-old seized a pass from Fajr within the box. Swiftly sizing up his options, Ighalo’s deft touch allowed him to position the ball perfectly before executing a precision finish into the top left corner of the Al Taee goal.
Ighalo’s remarkable contribution sealed the fate of the match at 3-0 in favor of Al Wehda.
With this spectacular goal, the Nigerian striker potentially earned himself a starting spot in the upcoming clash against Al Ittihad, slated for Monday.
As the football world turns its attention to Ighalo’s electrifying performance, his successful start with Al Wehda sets the stage for an exciting season ahead.