He is no more a flop! Virtually everyone gave Brown Ideye the stick because he lost form after shinning like a million stars in the African cup of nations 2013 in South Africa which Nigeria won at the time and coach Stephen Keshi had to drop him from the 2014 world cup team and the subsequent 2015Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers.
In club football, pundit hailed his move to West Brom and many of us felt and hope that it will be the beginning of an era for Ideye. He was described as a flop under Steve Clark who eventually left West Brom and it was looking like new manager Tony Pulis, would axe him from the team.
Infact, the former Stoke City boss admitted that the Nigerian would have been shipped off to Qatar had Carlton Cole signed in the last transfer window.
As if that was a wake up call, Ideye began scoring goals; not just any goal. goals that were important. He has scored four goals in three matches - Today's FA Cup 5th round tie against West Ham being the latest. And he scored a brace.
According to Dailymail.co.uk, the scout who recruited Brown Ideye, and then left West Bromwich Albion ‘by mutual consent’ last month when the club’s record signing proved something of a flop, was feeling more than a little vindicated on Saturday and understandably so when the Nigerian has now scored four goals in three games.
It is clear that all Ideye needed was a manager capable of utilising the talent that persuaded West Brom to pay £10million for him in the first place.
Ideye marked his second of this FA Cup tie with celebratory somersault, having already demonstrated his athleticism with the power he generated from the header moments earlier.
Imagine what Tony Pulis would have lost if he had allowed Ideye move to Qatar