Changchun Yatai fans showed captain, Odion Ighalo loads of love after Sunday’s Chinese Super League home game, sending off the Nigeria International to the national team camp with a replica of the world cup trophy.
— Football China (@footballchina) May 19, 2018
Ighalo played 90 minutes in his 11th league appearance for the club this season but could not add to his 7-goal tally as Changchun Yatai fell 2-0 to Beijing Guoan.
Nonetheless, the fans were all about love and made sure their player got some – unfortunately Team China will play no part in the World Cup.
Ighalo is likely to lead Nigeria’s attack line in Russia; he was named in the 30-man provisional world cup squad.