This season, Odion Ighalo has scored a total of 9 goals for Al Hilal in all competitions.
Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo, and his teammates may now beam brighter after receiving $266,500 in bonuses from the Saudi prince for making it to the FIFA Club World Cup final.
The former Watford FC player, who assisted Saudi Arabia in defeating Flamengo in the Club World Cup semifinal, would get roughly 122,715,255 in Nigerian currency.
Although the Super Eagles striker was unable to score in the five-goal thriller, his team still managed to send the Brazilians packing with a score of 3 to 2.
Salem Al Dawsari’s two penalties and a close-range goal from Luciano Vietto helped Al Hilal defeat Flamengo in the second half as Flamengo was down to 10 men due to the first-half stoppage time dismissal of midfielder Gerson.
Following the victory, Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal awarded one million riyals to each.
Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud has pledged one million Saudi Riyal (£222k) to each Al-Hilal player for reaching the Club World Cup Final and a further one million if they win the tournament.💰 pic.twitter.com/Lo6gOiPjlo
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) February 7, 2023
The Saudi club has a lot of backing from Prince Alwaleed, head of the Kingdom Holding Co 4280.SE, who has promised on social media to give the players a comparable sum if they succeed in claiming the title on Saturday.
“…And my special gift to them for this historic achievement is one million riyals for each player.
And in the event of winning the final, they will have another special gift, which is one million riyals for each player.” he wrote.
Additionally, the Saudi sports channel SSC said that the nation’s sports minister would award each player with 500,000 Riyals for Flamengo’s triumph.
Prince Abdulaziz al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s sports minister, stated in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency that, “The win is a tangible confirmation of the great distinction that Saudi sports has experienced recently,”
Al Hilal and Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid are scheduled to play in the tournament’s title game at Morocco’s Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium.