Odion Ighalo scores In Front Of His Mom (Video). Odion Ighalo shares his joy after scoring in front of his mum who was watching him play live for the first time in his career.
Nigerian footballer, Odion Ighalo is full of joy after he scored in front of his mom as she watched him play live for the first time in his professional career, describing the moment as one of the “happiest day” of his life.
The former Manchester United striker, who currently plays for Al Shabab in Saudi Arabia, had his mom and two other family members in the stand to watch him play.
His team thrashed Al Ain 5-1 at home on Wednesday. In the match, Ighalo scored a goal and provided an assist.
He shared the video of himself celebrating his goal in front of his mom, who also joined in the celebration.
“For The First Time Since 16 years Of My Professional Career, Mama Was Able To Watch Me Play Live In The Stadium,.
One Of The Happiest Day Of My Life, ” the footballer wrote in his caption.”
“For The First Time Since 16 years Of My Professional Career, Mama Was Able To Watch Me Play Live In The Stadium, One Of The Happiest Day Of My Life, ” the footballer wrote in his caption.”
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Loan to Manchester United
On 31 January 2020, Ighalo returned to the Premier League, joining Manchester United on loan until the end of the season.
In doing so, he became the first Nigerian player, and only the seventh African, to join the club.
After the move was confirmed, Ighalo revealed that he had taken a pay cut to make the move happen, calling it a “dream” to join the club he has long supported.
He opted to wear the number 25 shirt, previously worn by Manchester United’s first and longest-serving African player, Quinton Fortune of South Africa.
His presence within the first team was initially blocked as a precautionary measure due to ongoing fears over the COVID-19 outbreak in China.
After three substitute appearances, Ighalo made his full debut for United in their Europa League round of 32 second leg match against Club Brugge on 27 February 2020.
He scored his first United goal, which was also his maiden goal in a European competition, as the hosts won 5–0.
A week later, he scored his first brace for the club as United beat Derby County 3–0 in the FA Cup. On Manchester United’s final game before the suspension of football due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ighalo scored a half-volley after juggling the ball in a 5–0 win over LASK; it was voted Manchester United’s goal of the month for March.
With football suspended due to the covid19 pandemic and Ighalo’s loan set to expire at the end of May 2020, on 1 June Manchester United announced that they had agreed to extend Ighalo’s loan deal until 30 January 2021.
On 26 January 2021, Ighalo posted a farewell message on social media, ahead of his imminent departure from Manchester United at the end of the month. Manchester United confirmed Ighalo’s departure the following day.
On 4 February 2021, Ighalo joined saudi professional league club Al Shabab on a two-and-a-half-year contract.