The Super Eagles striker turned up for the Boss with a first-half masterclass at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium

Odion Ighalo ended the 2021-22 Saudi Professional League season on a high note with a hat-trick in Al Hilals 4-2 triumph over Al Ahli on Friday.

Ighalo scored three first-half goals while Mali striker Moussa Marega secured the emphatic home result for Ramon Diazs men.

The 32-year-old started the party in Riyadh with the opening goal in the 11th minute followed by his second in the 34th minute and he completed his hat-trick in the first-half stoppage time.

The last time the former Watford and Manchester United striker scored a hat-trick in a league game was in January 2015, when he bagged four goals in a Championship fixture against Blackpool.

Ighalo was replaced after 84 minutes of action but his scoring form comes as a boost for Nigeria ahead of their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying matches against Ghana on March 25 and 29.

Fridays goals helped Ighalo climb to the top of the top-flight scoring chart with 19 goals in 24 league matches this season.

He is four goals ahead of Cameroons Leandre Tawamba and Romarinho who occupy the second spot.

He has been excellent in front of goal since he joined Al Hilal from rivals Al Shabab on a two-and-a-half-year contract in January, with a contribution of seven goals in six league appearances.

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