By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigeria’s Jude Odion Ighalo scored two goals for his Saudi Professional League side, Al-Shabab as they defeated Damac 1-2 on Monday.
Ighalo put his side ahead in the 12th minute before Argentine Emilio Zelaya equalised for the host in the 20th minute.
Odion Ighalo scored the winning goal for Al-Shabab in the 39th minute as he saw 93 minutes of action before he was replaced by Hassan Mohammed.
Igor Lichnovsky was sent off for Al-Shabab in the 90th minute but the visitors still held on for a deserved win.
Ighalo has scored three goals for Al-Shabab in five games since he joined them from the Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua after his loan spell at Manchester United.
He has not played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria since the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) third-place win over Tunisia where he scored the winning goal to help Nigeria win a bronze medal at the tournament in Egypt.
Al-Shabab occupied the first position on the Saudi Professional League table with 44 points from 21 games, five points ahead of Al-Hilal.
They will host Al Qadisiya on March 5, 2021, in their next game.
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