AFCONQ Goal King Ighalo On Target Again For Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
Published: March 31, 2019
AFCONQ Goal King Ighalo On Target Again For Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo was on target for Shanghai Greenland Shenhua as they claimed a 2-1 win over Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League on Sunday afternoon.

Fresh from helping Nigeria clinch top spot in the AFCON qualifiers with his seven goals, the 29-year-old was thrust into the limelight yet again as manager, Quique Sanchez Flores handed him a starting berth against their opponents.

Seven minutes after a deadlocked first half, the Nigerian buried a left-footed shot to the bottom right corner after teammate Wang Wei had set him up, putting his team in the lead in the process.

He came close to adding another in the 76th minute when his speculative shot narrowly went wide of the left side of goal.

That goal was his second for the club since joining last month, having played three games for the Hongkou Stadium outfit in the topflight.

While they hope to build on their first league win ahead of the visit of Beijing Renhe next time out, the victory placed them on tenth in the league's latest standings.

Emmanuel Chinaza