Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo maintained his fine form in front of goal for Chinese side Changchung Yatai by scoring his second brace in as many games despite his team losing 2-3 to Shandong Luneng.
Last week Ighalo powered his side to a 3-2 win over Guangzhou R&F with a brace, and he followed it up with another in today’s game by netting in the 48th and 81st minute of play.
Although his goals were insufficient for his team to pick at least a point, the brace increased his tally for the season to 8 goals in 16 games, after a run of six goals in four games.
Ighalo has found the back of the net in Changchung Yatai’s last four games since ending his goal drought on the 1st of July against Beijing Guaon.
His form will no doubt put him in contention to lead the line for Nigeria when they take on Cameroon in back to back World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie in August and September.