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Odemwingie congratulates Ighalo on award

16 January 2016, 13:00Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie has congratulated his compatriot at Watford, Odion Ighalo for winning the December 2015 Player of the Month award.

Ighalo’s coach Quique Sánchez Flores also won the Manager of the same Month.

The former Udinese forward became the third Nigerian to win the award after Austin Okocha and Odemwingie himself.

“@ighalojude congratulations brother, no doubt you deserved it. BPL PLAYER OF THE MONTH,” he wrote on twitter.

Also read: Ighalo wins Player of the Month award

Okocha was the first Nigerian to be named the BPL award winner in November 2003 at Bolton Wonderers, before Odemwingie won the award three times in September 2010, April 2011 and February 2012 at West Brom.

Meanwhile, Ighalo, who has 13 EPL goals so far this season, is expected to be in action for Watford, when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on struggling Swansea City on Monday.

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