Peter Odemwingie joins Indonesian first division club, Madura United FC
The Nigerian striker, Osaze Odemwingie, has joined the league of players heading to play club football in Indonesia. Odemwingie on Monday after a successful medical was signed on to Indonesian first division club, Madura United FC. The club on Monday confirmed the signing of Odemwingie as a marquee player for the 2017 League 1 season.
The 35-year-old has been without a club since leaving Rotherham in January, and was unveiled in Jakarta today.
Thanks for the welcome msgs @MaduraUnitedFC and the congratulations from my followers 🙏🏽— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) April 3, 2017
“These are exciting times for Indonesian football and I’m happy to be a part of it,” he told BBC Sport.
“Hopefully I can roll back the years by scoring important goals for Madura.”
He becomes the third former English Premier League star to move to Indonesia after Michael Essien and Carlton Cole.
“I had no idea what it’s like here but I had a brief chat with Michael Essien and he gave me positive feedback,” Odemwingie explained.
“To be regarded as a marquee signing is huge – I’ve played in different European countries but this place is really beautiful – and the people are very friendly.
“I’ve scored goals at all the top clubs I played and I believe with the help of my teammates I can still do the same here.”