Brown Ideye was far from impressed after being substituted by manager Gernot Rohr as Nigeria got off to a flying start in the race to be at World Cup 2018 in Russia with a 2-1 win away to Zambia.
Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi gave Nigeria the victory but Ideye who claimed the assist for Nigeria’s second goal scored by Iheanacho was unhappy when he was hooked off.
Ideye was replaced by defensive midfielder Anderson Esiti after Zambia pulled a goal back in the second half and, the Olympiakos striker showed his displeasure by kicking a water bottle in anger on his way to the bench.
Owngoalnigeria.com correspondent revealed that the 27 year old didn’t stop shaking his head after taking his spot on the bench of Nigeria.
The former West Brom record buy is back in the national team after a two year absence and he cleared showed his frustration at being substituted at a time he felt he was doing what was expected of him as the lone striker.
He reluctantly shook the hands of his teammates on the bench before taking his spot, although his actions didn’t seem to bother manager Gernot Rohr.