By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo, who has been left out of the Nigeria squad to face South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday, missed from the penalty spot in his club Changchun Yatai’s 1-1 home draw against nine-man Guizhou Hengfeng in the Chinese Super League on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Former Everton striker Nikica Jelavic gave Guizhou Hengfeng the lead in the first minute of the game.
Guizhou were reduced to 10 men following a straight red card shown to Pengfei Han.
Changchun had a chance to level the score when they were awarded a 28th minute penalty which Ighalo failed to convert.
The one-man advantage eventually paid off for Changchun as Long Tan made it 1-1 in the 50th minute.
Guizhou had another player sent off in the 90th minute as Boyang Su received his second yellow card.
The draw leaves Changchun in 13th position on nine points in the 16-team league table, one point above the drop zone.
Ighalo has scored two goals in 10 CSL appearances for Changchun so far.