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Ighalo leaves Al Shabab after AFCON 2021 snub

Odion Ighalo, the Super Eagles striker, has announced his transfer from Al Shabab to Al Hilal.

“Thank You @AlShababSaudiFC it was a Pleasure,” Ighalo said on his verified Twitter profile.

The former Watford and Manchester United player has signed a contract extension with Al Hilal until June 2023.

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The Blue Waves have signed the 32-year-old for an unknown amount.

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“Welcome the ‘Eagle’, Odion Ighalo,” the tweet from Al Hilal read, accompanied by a graphic image of the Nigerian in his club’s colour.

Ighalo joined Al Shabab in February 2021, after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.

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The Saudi Arabian side had blocked the striker from representing Nigeria at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Super Eagles interim coach, Austin Eguavoen, then claimed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) blocked him from calling up a replacement for the player.

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