Odion Ighalo who was denied by his former Saudi Arabian club of the chances of featuring in the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal is making a bold statement in FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.
His goal-scoring exploits has set up a clash of his new club, Al Hilal a semi-final clash with face Chelsea.
Ighalo was on the scoresheet on debut as Hilal beat Al Jazira 6-1 at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium.
The side from Riyadh will now face the champions of Europe in the tournament’s second semifinal at the same venue on Wednesday night.
It took Ighalo 36 minutes to open his account for his new club, whom he joined from city rivals Al Shabab last month.
The former Watford striker headed in from close range after Mohammed Kanno’s cross had looped up off Khaseif.