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Peter Odemwingie retires from football


Former Nigerian forward, Peter Odemwingie, announces his retirement from football at 37 years.

The striker who played for both West Brom and Stoke played for Nigeria more than 60 times, scoring at the 2014 World Cup, and has scored 36 goals in 129 Premier League appearances between 2010 and 2016, made the announcement at UEFA’s Equal Game conference at Wembley on Wednesday.

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Odemwingie, talking about his retirement, said: “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, who last played for Indonesian side Madura United has plans to embark on a coaching career. He said: “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.

Peter started his senior career with Bendel Insurance back in 2000, and later moved on to Belgium’s La Louvière. He also played for  other clubs including Lille, Lokomotiv Moscow, West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City, Stoke City, Rotherham United, and Madura United.


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