Stoke, West Brom heaps praise as Osaze retires
The two English sides paid tributes to the forward who announced his retirement from active football
English Championship sides Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, both paid tribute to Osaze Odemwingie, who on Wednesday announced that he hung his boot.
The Nigerian represented West Brom from 2010-13, and in the January of 2014, he joined Stoke City on an 18-month contract in a player-exchange with Kenwyne Jones.
At the UEFA’s Equal Game Conference at Wembley on Wednesday, the 37-year-old, who last featured for Indonesian side Madura United, said on his retirement:“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.”
West Brom, on the other hand, posted a video showing the many goals scored by Odemwingie for the club.
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Odemwingie started his senior career with Nigerian side Bendel Insurance. Before moving to France, and later had spells in Russia and England.
The Russian-Nigerian chose to represent the country of his father – Nigeria over that of his mother – Russia, and was given his senior debut in 2002.
The attacker, who represented Nigeria at the 2008 Olympic Games, in 63 appearances for Nigeria scored, 10 goals.