Odion Ighalo’s contract for Al Halila has recently ended after a successful stint with the Saudi Arabian notching 43 goals and 7 assists in the 2022-23 season campaign
Recent reports have indicated that the reigning NPFL champions, Enyimba, have expressed interest in securing the services of the former Watford FC player as they seek to bolster their squad for the upcoming season.
During an interview on Elegbete TV, Ighalo revealed that he would be willing to play in the Nigerian league for a period of 6 months to 1 year without a salary, on the condition that there is adequate security, good media coverage, and competent refereeing.
Ighalo began his professional career in Nigeria with Julius Berger in 2007 before embarking on his European journey, which included a stint with Norwegian side Lyn. Since then, he has played in various European leagues, accumulating an impressive record of 218 goals and 38 assists in 467 appearances for his clubs.
With his contract at Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal recently expiring, the Nigerian striker may be contemplating a return to his homeland as he approaches the latter stages of his career.
Speaking candidly on Elegbete TV, Ighalo stated, “If security is guaranteed, along with good media coverage and competent referees, I can play for 6 months or even a year without receiving a salary.”
While no concrete information has emerged regarding Ighalo’s next destination, it remains to be seen how things unfold in the coming months. Nigerian football fans will be eagerly awaiting any developments regarding the potential homecoming of the esteemed striker.