June, 27 2022.
One word that is synonymous to Ighalo's name has got to be goals, as the Nigerian striker has yet again finished at the top of the goal scorers' chart in a tournament.
Ighalo won the golden boot in the just concluded Saudi Professional League season scoring a whooping 24 goals and five assists in 30 games higher than Anderson Talisca who came closest with 20 goals.
His goals did not only bring personal glory but also brought glory to his club, Al Hilal, who won the league courtesy of Ighalo's brace on the last day of the season.
Golden Boots are not new to Ighalo. Yes? Last season while starring for Al Shabab, Ighalo finished as the club's highest goal scorer, keeping them afloat after a difficult season. Moreso in China at Chanchung Yatai, Ighalo was club's highest goalscorer with 21 goals before moving on to bigger challenges.
It could be recalled that Odion Ighalo finished as the highest goal scorer in Africa during the Egypt 2019 AFCON qualifiers to power the Super Eagles to the championship. Moreso, at the 2019 AFCON proper, Odion Ighalo still finished top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals.
At Watford, during the 2015/16 season, the Lagos born striker finished as the club's highest goals scorer hitting 16 goals in 37 goals in the EPL, where he also won the prestigious EPL Player of the Month for his heroics.
This was after he has scored 20 goals in 35 Championship games to help the Hornets to EPL promotion.
There are three things in life: Death, taxes and Odion Ighalo scoring!