Odion Ighalo’s brace in the match with Cameroon has shot him to the top of the goal scorers’ table at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations.
The two goals have brought his total to three in the competition as he scored Nigeria’s only goal in the match with Burundi.
He is now at par with Senegal’s Sadio Mane. Sports Village Square recalls that Ighalo was the top scorer in the qualifying series in which he scored seven goals.
The duo of Ighalo and Mane are being trailed by a dozen of two-goal scorers. Among them are Algeria’s Adam Ounas, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Ahmed Elmohamady, Cedric Bakambu of DR Congo, Charles Andriamahitsinoro of Madagascar, Jordan Ayew of Ghana, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi of Uganda and Michael Olunga of Kenya.
Others include Mickael Pote of Benin, Stéphane Bahoken of Cameroon, Youssef En Nesyri of Morocco and Guinea’s Mohamed Lamine Yattara among others.