Football: Nigerian star Osaze Odemwingie retires from football

Former Super Eagles forward, Osaze Odemwingie, has announced his retirement from football. The 37-year-old was capped for Nigeria more than 60 times, scoring at the 2014 World Cup.

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Former Super Eagles forward, Osaze Odemwingie, has announced his retirement from football.

The 37-year-old was capped for Nigeria more than 60 times, scoring at the 2014 World Cup.

Odemwingie also scored 36 goals in 129 Premier League appearances between 2010 and 2016.

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He told Sky Sports, “It’s an emotional day, so many memories go through your head.

“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.”

Odemwingie, whose last professional appearances came for Indonesian side, Madura United in 2017, revealed he intends to embark on a coaching career.

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

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