The beautiful game of football is not just a platform to gain fame and prestige. Money is also an integral aspect of the game. Money is needed for a smooth running of the clubs and for paying players’ wages. Several Nigerian footballers have travelled abroad and built their profile, even going on to earn huge sums of money on a weekly basis.
Emotions ran wild Sunday at Murtala International Airport in Ikeja, where Odion Ighalo's mother, Martina Ighalo held tightly to him on his departure for Saudi Arabia ahead of the new Pro League season with Al Shabab. The 32 years old uploaded a video on his Instagram page showing mother and son clinging to each other, with Mrs Ighalo saying she was already missing the player, who stated: "Mama no want make I leave U.A.R but I need to go hustle.
In this feature, we spot the light on experienced Nigeria Footballers who still have what it takes to play for the Super Eagles. Many feel the current Super Eagles team need experienced players to make them challenge for honours at international level. Here is the viewpoint on who are the closest players that have the highest probability of joining Gernot Rohr's squad.
Jude Ighalo was Born on the 16th June 1989 in Lagos, Nigeria. Jude Had his Primary and Secondary School Education in Edo State. He is a Retired Professional Soccer Player And Former Manchester United Striker. He Made his Professional Debut With Julius Berger United in 2005 Before Moving to Lyn Football Club in Norway.
In less than three days, Nigeria are back in action against Cape Verde Islands at the World Cup Qualifiers and Ademetan Abayomi picks five players who deserve a call-up by Gernot Rohr. Odion Ighalo - Al Shabab After the win against Liberia it was clear that Rohr needs to re-evaluate his attack and add an experienced player.
Odion Ighalo is a professional footballer from Nigeria. He presently plays as a striker for Al Shabab, a football in Saudi Arabia. He has also played as a striker for Manchester United, Watford, Granada, and Udinese. He is a type of man who is very devoted to his Christian life and charity work.
Nigerian professional footballer and former Manchester United’s striker Odion Ighalo, has re-written his own history to become one of the most prolific strikers in Saudi Arabian League. Since his 2021 transfer to Al-Shabab Football Club from Manchester United, Ighalo’s goal statistics has shown Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was wrong not to have extended his contract at Old Trafford or given him more playing time (Al Shabab are current 6th on their League table).
Nigerian footballer took to his social media space to share fun moments with his kids during their vacation. Odion Jude Ighalo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Saudi club Al Shabab. Jude Ighalo played for Nigeria national team between 2015–2019, he scored 16 goals in 35 games with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Former Manchester United football club star Odion Jude Ighalo was exceptional for Al Shabab football club of Saudi Arabia on Thursday evening, as he came from the bench to net a goal in their 3-2 comeback victory over Algeciras FC in a preseason friendly match. The Nigerian star was dropped to the bench by his coach in order to catch some rest, and he was impressive after being introduced in the second half.
Nigerian professional footballer and former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo, was on target for Al-Shabab FC, as they failed to win their first home game of the Saudi Premier League season. Ighalo who played the full 90-minutes, scored his side’s first and last goal of the match (Ighalo scored in the 39th and 49th minutes of the match).
Nigeria as a nation can boast of talented footballers playing professionally in Asia. These footballers have really carved a niche for themselves due to the performances they have been exhibiting on the football pitch. With the kind of performance they are exhibiting, they are also raising the flag of Nigeria.
Recently, Nnamdi Kanu who was Allegedly apprehended in Kenya has spoken for the first time from detention. Mr Kanu’s special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, was allowed to meet with the IPOB leader on Wednesday, inside the detention facility, where he reportedly spoke with him for about three hours.
"I'm going to miss you" -Jude Ighalo's mum says as her son is about to return to Saudi Arabia(VIDEO)
This morning, a video of the Nigerian footballer and Al-Shabab striker, Jude Ighalo and his mum saying their goodbyes as he is about to return to his club base in Saudi Arabia, surfaced online. It was posted by a verified blog on Instagram known as LindaIkejiblog.
Nigerian professional footballer and former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo, was on target for Al-Shabab FC, as they failed to win their 6th match of the Saudi Premier League season. Ighalo who played the full 90-minutes, opened the scoring for his side, as he scored his 5th goal of the season before Hatan Bahbri double the lead for Al-Shabab.
Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo is no doubt one of the best Nigerian football players that are plying their trades in foreign land. Despite calling it quit with the national team immediately after the end of AFCON hosted by Egypt in 2019, Ighalo has never ceased to impress.
Nigerian footballer, Odion Jude ighalo took to his verified Instagram page of one million followers to share picture of his first training session with the club he currently play for. He wore a red Jersey with Arabic bodily inscribed on it. On January 2021, the Nigerian striker moved to Saudi Arabia Club, Al Shabab after his successful loan spell with Manchester United.
Africa Must Take Urgent Steps So That Islamic jihadists fighters Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Al Qaeda Do Not Succeed Like Taliban.
As Afghanistan falls to the Taliban, Islamist insurgent groups in Africa have expressed their happiness. "God is great," a media outlet affiliated with al-Shabab in Somalia wrote in response to the coup. In other news, al-Qaeda leader Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) used his first public message since 2019 to congratulate the Taliban.
Somalia Crisis: Why Al-Shabab Terrorist Group Is Earning Huge Sums of Money Than Somalia Government.
The Al-Shabab insurgent group in Somalia is using threats and abuse to generate more revenue than the country's authorities, according to the report. The insurgents receive at least $ 15 million a month, and more than half of the money comes from the capital Mogadishu, according to the Hiraal Center.
Credit: The Vanguard. The President and Founder of One Love Foundation, Patriot Patrick Eholor, has reportedly, disclosed why war against terrorism in Nigeria and other West and Central Africa countries is ineffective. According to him, the war against terrorism in the country as well as other West and Central Africa countries is not effective due to infiltration of Boko Haram agents into the security apparatus of the government.
According to Republican Nigeria, suspected Al-Shabab terrorists have bombed the luxury bus of JCCI Football Club while on a trip to Jubbaland for Presetson Camp, killing 20 players. There was a reported terrorist attack on the bus conveying the players of the newly promoted Somalia Premier League club, JCCI FC.