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Ighalo relegated to Al Hilal bench as Benzema captains Real Madrid In Club World Cup final match




Super Eagles’ former top striker, Odion Ighalo is not on the starting line-up of Saudi Arabia’s Al  Hilal in the final match of the FIFA Club World Cup which is beginning at 8pm this Saturday.

He is on the reserve bench. FIFA The Best contender, Karim Benzema who did not feature in the semi final match against Egypt’s Al Ahly is back in the Real Madrid line-up and will in fact captain the team.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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