The Watford star has praised his significant other as the brain behind his success on the pitch after he netted his eighth goal of the season over the weekend
As the ball hit the inside of the net, Ighalo turned, with hands up and fingers pointed towards the heavens, in acknowledgement of the divine in his now familiar celebration style.
However, what the 26-year-old has never spoken about, until now, is the impact of a settled homestead as the reason for his success.
The striker has now told SycamoreSpot that his marriage to beautiful Sonia, which clocked six years a few days ago, has made him a complete person and put him in a good state of mind.
The Nigeria forward and his wife have three children.
“I want to say that my marriage which marked six years recently has made me to be a complete man,” Ighalo told Pace Sportss.
“My wife has been very crucial to my impressive career. She has been able to build a good home and she makes me and the children happy. She is everything to me.”
Not only does Sonia keep the home-front going, she is also a keen supporter of her husband’s career and regularly travels to watch him play.
She was present in Port Harcourt in mid-November when the striker led the Nigeria attack in a 2-0 win over Swaziland, as they qualified for the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Watford are 11th on the log with 19 points after 14 matches. Their next match is against Norwich City at the Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday, December 5.