Wednesday, 1 February 2017

ODION IGHALO IS THE 26TH NIGERIAN PLAYER TO PLAY IN CHINESE LEAGUE.... CHECK ALL LIST HERE


Nigerian internationa striker Odion Ighalo has make a permanent switch to Chinese Super League club Changchum Yatai for a fee reported to be about £20million from Watford.
The 27-year-old striker joins the Chinese Super League after spending two-and-half-years at Vicarage Road. Ighalo scored 39 goals in 100 appearances during his time at Watford, including 20 when they secured a promotion to the Premier League in 2014/15, and 17 during the club's first campaign back in top-flight.

Odion Ighalo is now the 26th Nigerian player to be in the Chinese Super League, and the highest African country to have more players in the Chinese League. Check the list of Nigerian player that have played in the Chinese League and those still in playing.


Admas Kola (2004–2005 Inter Shanghai)
Samuel Ayorinde (2004 Shenyang Ginde)
Prince Ikpe Ekong (2004 Shenyang Ginde)
Benedict Akwuegbu (2006 Tianjin Teda, 2007 Qingdao Jonoon)
Henry Makinwa (2006 Tianjin Teda)
Gabriel Melkam (2006–2007 Xiamen Lanshi, 2008–2009 Changchun Yatai, 2011–2013 Qingdao Jonoon)
Deniran Ortega (2006 Chongqing Lifan)
Garba Lawal (2007 Changsha Ginde)
Obi Moneke (2008–2010 Henan Construction)
Edison Joseph (2009 Shaanxi Chanba)
Pascal Kondaponi (2009 Qingdao Jonoon)
Ernest Jeremiah Chukwuma (2009 Hangzhou Greentown)
Alfred Emuejeraye (2010 Tianjin Teda)
Akanni-Sunday Wasiu (2010 Changsha Ginde)
Victor Agali (2010 Jiangsu Sainty)
Obiora Odita (2011 Tianjin Teda)
Peter Utaka (2012–2013 Dalian Aerbin, 2013–2014 Beijing Guoan, 2014 Shanghai Shenxin)
Yakubu (2012–2013 Guangzhou R&F)
Bentley (2013 Wuhan Zall)
Aaron Samuel Olanare (2014–2015 Guangzhou R&F)
Derick Ogbu (2014–2015 Liaoning Whowin)
Daniel Chima (2015 Shanghai Shenxin)
Obafemi Martins (2016– Shanghai Greenland Shenhua)
Anthony Ujah (2016– Liaoning Whowin)
John Obi Mikel (2017– Tianjin Teda)
Odion Ighalo (2017– Changchun Yatai)               ..........(Source: Wikipedia)


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