Ighalo's Team Relegated In China As Mikel's Avoid Drop
Ighalo was a former Watford player. Image: Goal Nigeria

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo’s team Changchun Yatai have been relegated from the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Sunday.

Yatai were beaten 2-0 by Dalian Yifang at the Dalian Sports Center Stadium in Sunday’s final league encounter.

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That meant Yatai ended the season with 32 points from 30 games as Ighalo who scored 21 goals for the side, missed out of the clash due to a hamstring injury.

The Nigerian had the last term bagged 15 goals for the Chinese Super League club.

Similarly, Mikel Obi’s side Tianjin Teda escaped the claws of relegation despite a 5-1 away loss to Guangzhou Evergrande at the Tianhe Stadium.

This made them end the season with 32 points but they had a superior head-to-head against Yatai.

Shanghai SIPG claimed the 2017/18 Chinese Super League (CSL) crown for the first time ever.