Ighalo says having his mum watch him without precedent for his vocation made probably the most joyful days of his life.

Odion Ighalo scores in front of his mum who was watching him play live for the first time in his career


It was an uncommon night for Odion Ighalo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he scored before his mum, who was watching him play live for the first time professionally.

Ighalo was among the players that played when Al-Shabab FC beat Al-Ain 5-1 in the Saudi Pro-League on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

The 31-year-old scored his side’s second goal of the night. He played a one-two with a partner prior to completing past the goalkeeper with an exertion from inside the container.

Odion Ighalo scored in his side’s huge success on Wednesday (Twitter/Odion Ighalo)

The goal was unique due to his mum, who was in the stands watching him play.

He ran towards his mum, utilizing his hands to frame the heart shape and bowed to her.

Ighalo via web-based media, said it was perhaps the most joyful days of his life.

For The First Time Since 16 years Of My Professional Career, Mama Was Able To Watch Me Play Live In The Stadium, One Of The Happiest Day Of My Life,” the striker said on social media.

Ighalo and his mum have a close relationship, and it was her who first supported his football career from their days in the Ajegunle suburb of Lagos.