Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has set his mind fully on getting his debut with the club when the season opens on March 1st, with a derby versus Shanghai SIPG, footballlive.ng reports.
Although Ighalo admitted it promises to be a tough match, considering that SIPG won the Chinese Super League title last season, the Super Eagles star is bracing himself for a sterling outing.
Ighalo recounted that he has an uncanny record of scoring against SIPG, as was enacted during his days with relegated Changchun Yatai, such that he is optimistic he would be able to start well against same team.
The former Julius Berger FC of Lagos, Prime FC of Osogbo, Lyn Oslo of Norway, Udinese of Italy, Granada of Spain and Watford of England ace took to social media to reveal his plans for the upcoming fixture.
While showing graphic details of his efforts in personal training, as he puts himself in shape for a glorious debut with the former club of former Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins (Obagol), Ighalo that he aims to score against a team he hit three into their net for Yatai.
The soft-spoken star stated: “Will Begin Officially On The 1st Of March, #ShanghaiShenhua will play Their first game against last season’s League champions #ShanghaiSIPG. Odion Ighalo Scored 3 Goals Against Them While Playing For #ChangChunYatai #HereToCreate.”