Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo will be punished by his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, Concise News understands.
The former Watford man has not featured for the side since helping Nigeria claim the bronze medal at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
He has been in Spain recuperating following the injury he sustained at the competition.
Ighalo posted some photos and videos of himself on social media with the development said to have angered fans of the club.
The fans accused him of trying to leave the club and also relaxing instead of recuperating.
In a statement, the Chinese side noted that “This incident caused great concern to domestic media and fans, causing serious adverse social impact.”
It added that “(The club) criticized and educated Ighalo immediately and asked him to put all his energy into his rehabilitation and the club.”
The club said Ighalo will be “punished according to the team’s regulations.”