Former Super Eagles Star Odemwingie , Turns Professional Golfer


Peter Odemwingie, a former star for the Super Eagles has transitioned into the world of professional golfing after graduating from golf school.

Odemwingie's entry into the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) was announced on Tuesday.

According to Odemwingie who spoke with the PGA's official website, being around individuals who share your motivation to succeed and wear the PGA Member badge on your chest is inspiring.

The association is the organization that plans professional golfers' global tours.

The former Super Eagles forward remarked during his introduction that he developed a deep affection for golf in the latter stages of his football career.

He emphasised how challenging it is to adjust to the loneliness of playing golf following a career in a "group sport."

Odemwingie, who was born in Uzbekistan to a Nigerian father and a Russian mother, made 63 appearances for the men's national team before making his Super Eagles debut in 2002.

In the group stage of the 2014 World Cup, he scored for Nigeria against Bosnia-Herzegovania to secure their advancement to the round of 16.

Odemwingie started his football career at Bendel Insurance and later played for La Louvre FC, Lille, and Lokomotiv Moscow in Europe.

He then joined the English Premier League (EPL) teams of West Brom, Cardiff City, and Stoke City. In 2019, Odemwingie gave up playing football.

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