Odion Ighalo’s Al-Hilal wins Saudi King’s Cup

Odion Ighalo’s Al-Hilal wins Saudi King’s Cup

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has added to his honours with after he helped his club to defeat Al Wehda to win the Saudi King’s Cup.

Al-Hilal prevailed 7-6 on penalties to win the trophy after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time.

The Nigerian star who was introduced into the game just before the second half began,missed his penalty kick in the shootout.

His failure to convert the spot kick right had no negative effect on the success of the team as they ran away with a 7-6 victory after shootouts.

Meanwhile, Odion Ighalo’s club, Al-Hilal has denied that they have an agreement in place to sign Lionel Messi this summer.

Messi’s Paris Saint Germain contract expires on June 30.

the days that followed the Argentine being suspended by his current club for taking an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia and missing training,

Fabrizio Romano, a football transfer guru, reported that the Messi camp led by father and agent Jorge told PSG they will move on after the mentioned date a month ago.

This came after the Argentine was suspended by his current club for taking an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia and missing training.

Figures that Messi has allegedly been offered range from €350 to 600 million ($383-656 million) a term and would put him in line to top Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest Paid Athletes.

Al-Hilal Saudi Football Club, simply known as Al-Hilal, is a professional multi-sports club based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Their football team competes in the Saudi Professional League. They are the most decorated club in Asia winning 66 official trophies.

Founded on 16 October 1957, Al-Hilal are one of three teams to have participated in all seasons of the Saudi Professional League since its establishment in 1976.

Overall, Al-Hilal have won 66 official titles. In domestic competitions, they have won a record 18 Professional League titles, a record 13 Crown Prince Cup titles, a record seven Saudi Federation Cup titles, ten King Cup titles, a record three Super Cup titles, as well as the Saudi Founder’s Cup.

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