The good works of Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo while in Spain with Granada has not been forgotten as the modest outfit honoured the Watford man Sunday evening at their home ground.
Ighalo was actually given a hero’s welcome by his former club as he was a special guest for their clash against Real Madrid on Sunday evening.
Ighalo was presented on the pitch at the Los Carmenes stadium ahead of kick-off prior to their 2-1 La Liga defeat by Real.
The 26-year-old was greeted with thunderous applause from home supporters – who still cherish Ighalo who contributed a great deal in making them become a La Liga side.
Ighalo was given this season’s Granada home shirt with his name and the No 7 on the back as a gift from the Spanish club who recognised his feats in their rise to Spain’s top flight.
In September, he and Watford team-mate Allan Nyom were immortalised in a ‘Promotion Heroes’ gate at the club’s Los Carmenes stadium.
Whilst on loan from Serie A outfit Udinese, Ighalo and Nyom became key members of the Granada squad which secured back-to-back promotions to La Liga after the Pozzo family’s investment in the club in 2009. The Pozzo family currently own Udinese, Granada and Watford.