Ighalo seals Al-Hilal’s 18th league title as highest goal scorer

Odion Ighalo

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has rounded off his season with Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal as the highest goal scorer of the 2021/2022 season of the Saudi Pro League.

Ighalo scored a brace in Al-Hilal’s win against already relegated Al-Faisaly on Monday night with the fixture ending 2-1 at the King Fahd Stadium, Riyadh.

The former Manchester United striker found the back of the net in the seventh and 64th minutes with two goals that sent the home crowd into a frenzy.

The win sealed the 18th league title win for the home side who were closely being chased by fierce rivals, Al-Ittihad

Ighalo joined Al Hilal in January 2022 after abruptly ending his stay at Al-Shabab, another Saudi Pro League side.

The Ajegunle-born striker appeared in 31 matches in the Saudi league and found the back of the net 24 times.

His tally comes from his spell with Al-Shabab where he scored 12 goals and made one assist in 18 games.

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With Al Hilal, the former Watford striker made 13 appearances and scored 12 goals with 3 assists.

In the AFC Champions League, Ighalo found the back of the net twice in four appearances, while he scored once in the Club World Cup.

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