Abuja - Watford striker Odion Ighalo has been congratulated by the Nigeria Football Federation for helping his team secure promotion from the Championship to the Premier League.
Watford got their promotion on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Brighton at Amex Stadium, a fifth successive win which also took their tally to 88 points.
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“We are very happy for Odion Ighalo, who was part of the last couple of friendly matches played by the Super Eagles (against Uganda and South Africa). The English Premiership is a great platform to be, and he can only become an even better player,” NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi said.
Ighalo, who also represented Nigeria at U-20 and U-23 levels, contributed 20 goals to the Hornets’ success and played 65 minutes of Saturday’s win. His replacement, Matej Vydra scored the second goal for Watford. Troy Deeney scored the first goal.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.