Super Eagles striker fires Watford into EPL

Odion Ighalof fired his Championship side Watford to the English Premier League as he has scored a total of 19 goals


Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo will be playing in the English Premiership next season after his club Watford dramatically clinched promotion on Saturday, April 25.

Watford beat Brighton 2-0 at the Amex Stadium in the early kick-off but needed  Middlesbrough to lose and Norwich not to get three points.

They got all they needed as Fulham beat Boro 4-3 in stoppage time while Norwich had drawn with Rotherham.

The Watford team were on the bus when they heard the news of other results which went in their favour and celebration erupted.

Several videos of the celebration on the bus have gone viral on the social media.

"It is dream to play in the Premier League," Odion Ighalo told

"It was very tense because we were waiting and listening. We're in good spirits now. This is what I came to England for, to play in the Premier League.

"We can stay in the Premier League. We are very calm. It's not going to be easy but the way we are playing now... I think we can stay there."

Watford returns to the EPL after an eight-year absence after suffering relegation back in 2007.

Watch Odion Ighalo and his teammates celebrate on the teambus:


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