Odemwingie Eyeing Return To Super Eagles
Former West Brom and Stoke City forward, Osaze Odemwingie is ‘surprisingly’ still nursing the idea of playing for the Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles.
Odemwingie also revealed that he will not rule out a return to European football when the Indonesian Season ends in November.
No doubt, the 36-year-old has been in fine form since joining Madura United in April, but many wonder if Odemwingie still has what it takes to don the green and white jersey of Nigeria again.
“I’m still in the game. In November, the season ends in Indonesia. I hope to return to Europe and finish the game, and then get a little chance to enter the national team,” Odemwingie said in an interview with Sport.ru.
Odemwingie last played for the Eagles at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he scored the winner against Bosnia. Now, he’s hoping to play in his third World Cup in Russia next year.
Top Eagles stars; Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, Brown Ideye, Obafemi Martins, Anthony Ujah and several others play in the lucrative Chinese league, and the ex-West Brom ace is hoping Gernot Rohr takes a look at his goal scoring heroics in Indonesia.
“I do not really believe it, but it is possible. Currently the majority of prospective players in the Nigerian national team play in Asia, in China. Maybe I (need to) pay attention to the coach. I will try.”
Odemwingie is presently the second highest goal scorer in the Indonesia League with 13 goals.