Super Eagles and Watford of England striker Odion Ighalo has been presented with his 2015 Complete Sports Player of the Year award.
The 26-year-old beat Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and Obafemi Martins to the coveted award and became the second Super Eagles player to win after Lille’s Vincent Enyeama won the inaugural award in 2014.
Ighalo was announced as the winner in January but was presented with the award in Kaduna by ex-Super Eagles winger and former African Footballer of the Year Emmanuel Amuneke, and Completesportsnigeria.com’s Johnny Edward at the Super Eagles base for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt.
Ighalo expressed his delight at winning the award and says the recognition will make him work harder to win more honours and laurels for club and country.
“I’m very happy to have won this award and the fact that I’m been recognised by the most widely read sports daily makes me happy,” Ighalo said.
“I promise to do more to win more in the coming years.”
Ighalo, who scored 30 goals in all competitions for Watford in both the Championship and the English Premier League in 2015, is his club’s top scorer with 16 goals in his debut season in the top flight.