Ex-Super Eagles,Lille,Lokomotiv Moscow and West Brom forward,Osaze Odemwingie has announced his retirement from football after 2 years without a club.
Odemwingie who scored 63 times for the Super of Nigeria has been without a club since 2017 when he played for Madura United in Indonesia.
The 37-year-old announced his retirement from football at UEFA’s Equal Gameconference which was held at Wembley on Wednesday, April
“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” he said according to Sky Sports.
The forward who made is Super Eagles debut in May 2002 but it was at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that he first came to prominence with a late brace in Nigeria’s 4-0 win over South Africa.
Then 21-year-old, Odemwingie caught the eyes at that AFCON tournament but missed a crucial penalty in Nigeria’s shootout loss to host Tunisia in the semifinals.
He went on to play in two other AFCON tourneys where Nigeria finished third but missed out on AFCON 2013 after he was dropped from the squad after falling out with coach Stephen Keshi.
He later went on his Instagram to talk about his decision to retire.
“Never an easy decision for any player but yesterday I announced my retirement from the beautiful game,” he wrote.
“This game gave me friends from all over the world and is a strong force that unites people of all races, nations, tribes, religions and faiths,”