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Ighalo In Trouble At Chinese Club Over Social Media Use

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Ex super Eagles’ striker, Odion Ighalo might be sanctioned by his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua after he angered fans with his social media posts while out injured.

Ighalo is currently undergoing rehabilitation in spain over a knee injury he picked up at the AFCON.

His social media Posts irked the club fans and chiefs

Reports understand the club and fans, accused him of trying to engineer a move and spending more time relaxing than recovering

The pictures and videos appear to have been deleted.

“This incident caused great concern to domestic media and fans, causing serious adverse social impact,” Shenhua said in a statement on the Twitter-like Weibo.

Shenhua, who recovered from a poor opening half of the Chinese Super League season and now sit 12th of 16 teams, added that they “attached great importance to this matter.

“(The club) criticized and educated Ighalo immediately and asked him to put all his energy into his rehabilitation and the
club.”

Ighalo will be “punished according to the team’s regulations”, the statement said, without giving specifics.

Ighalo, who played in the Premier League in 2014-2017, saw his former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores sacked by Shenhua last month.

Ighalo has seven goals in nine CSL matches this season.

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