Nigeria and Watford striker Odion Ighalo is extremely pleased to have won the 2015 Complete Sports Player of the Year award.
The Hornets forward scored 32 goals in 2015 for club and country, including 14 goals in his debut season in the Premier League so far this term.
Ighalo, wbo beat Obafemi Martins, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and Victor Osimhen to the award, says the recognition will urge him to work harder.
The Super Eagles star also thanked his esteemed fans who voted for him.
“I give thanks to God and the fans who voted for me,” Ighalo said after being notified of the award. I had a great year in 2015 and this very important award means I have been recognised by my own people, my fellow Nigerians.
“Being Complete Sports Player of the Year gives me the zeal to work even harder. Thanks to my fans for all their support, God bless them.
“With their support and prayers I can do better.”