Nigeria International, Odion Ighalo will be sanctioned by his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua for violating the club's social media rules and regulations.
The striker who announced his retirement from international football is currently recuperating from a knee injuring which he sustained against Tunisia in the third place of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
He is currently undergoing rehabilitation in Spain and has been sharing photos and videos from his holiday, which did not go down too well with the Chinese outfit who are battling relegation.
And now the club has released a statement on Weibo confirming that Ighalo will be punished because his posts caused ‘great concern to Chinese media and fans’.
"Recently, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club noticed a fact that player Odion Ighalo released holiday photos and videos on social media during his treatment of injuries in Spain. This incident caused great concern to Chinese media and fans, causing serious adverse social impacts,” the club wrote on their Weibo account.
"Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club attached great importance to this matter and talked with Odion Ighalo. The club asked Odion Ighalo to put all his energy into rehabilitation and submit treatment and training reports to the club on time.
“He will be punished according to the regulations of the team discipline regulations
"The Shanghai Greenland Shenhua Football Club requires all players to manage their personal social media. Any violation of the team's rules and regulations on social media will be punished by the club.”
Ighalo joined Shenhua who are 12th in the Chinese Super League log last season and has scored seven goals in nine games for them this season.