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Congratulations to Peter Osaze Odemwingie as former super eagle draws the curtain on his football career at the age of 38

Odiase Osayande

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Former Nigerian favourite Peter Odemwingie has retired from football at the age of 37.

The striker, who last played for Indonesian side Madura FC in 2017, announced the decision to hang up his boots at the Uefa Equal Game conference at Wembley on
Wednesday.

“It’s an emotional day, so many memories go through your head,” Odemwingie told the audience.

“I didn’t know how to do it or where to do it, but I think this is the right place to do it. Wembley is a place with a lot of history in football.”

“The next chapter is slowly building up to a coaching career,” he continued, “and hopefully I will be coaching in the Premier League one day.”

The 37-year-old began his career with Nigerian outfit Bendel Insurance before moving to Belgium in 2004 to team up with La Louviere.

In 2010, he joined West Bromwich Albion, where he scored 30 goals in 87 top flight appearances.

He represented the Super Eagles at four African Cup of Nations editions (2004, 2006, 2008 and as captain in 2010), and in 2008 was named as an overage player as the
Dream Team V secured the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.

Odemwingie also played at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, scoring the winner against Bosnia and Herzegovina in
Brazil that ultimately secured the West Africans’ passage to the Last 16.

He scored 10 goals in 63 caps for Nigeria.

We wish odemwingie the best of luck for the Future.

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