Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo yesterday scored four goals for Changchun Yatai in their 5-2 win over Guizhou Hengfeng in a Chinese Super League (CSL) fixture. Ighalo gave Changchun the lead in the 24 minute after he converted a penalty.
Ighalo sent his side 3-1 up going into the break when he scored his second of the game in the 38th minute.
Ighalo completed his hat-trick when he scored the fourth goal for his side in the 86th minute and still went on to score his fifth in the 90th minute which was the final goal of the game.
The result means Ighalo and his teammates are 10th in the CSL with eight points from seven matches.
Ighalo’s four goals come after compatriot Obafemi Martins also scored a hat-trick in the CSL this season.
The goals should come as good news for Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr as he prepares for the upcoming friendly matches.
Ighalo and his teammates return to action when they take on league leaders Shanghai SIPG FC in their next fixture on Sunday, April 29.