Super Eagles’ forward, Odion Jude Ighalo returned to the Chinese Super League in super form as he banged in his eight goal of the season in Changchun Yatai’s 2-1 win against Chongqing SWM away from home to become the club’s all-time leading goals scorer with his strike against Chongqing.
Ighalo, who missed a setter during Nigeria’s group stage game against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Tuesday over took Marcelo Moreno’s haul of 22.
Ighalo’s goal came 19 minutes into the clash when he superbly volleyed a half clearance with his left foot to draw level for his side, but his celebration was cut short as the referee consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to be sure the Nigerian was not offside.
The former Udinese of Italy striker had equalled Moreno’s record last April when he scored twice to down then leaders Shanghai SIPG, a feat that earned him the player of the month in April.
The Eagles’ striker has been an instant hit in China since joining in January 2017, scoring 15 in his debut season and has already scored eight in just 12 league outings this term.