Stoke City Coach praises Odemwingie

Odemwingie’s career may be back on track

Out of favour Super Eagles striker, Osaze Odemwingie, has received glowing remarks from his new Coach at Stoke City, Mark Hughes, following his bright start for the English Premier League side.

Odemwingie scored his first goal for Stoke City in last weekend’s 2-2 draw away against Southampton; and manager Hughes believes the Nigerian striker will still fire in more goals to help them stay up in the Premier League.

“We have been really pleased with him since he came in,” Hughes said of Odemwingie on Sky Sports. “He is a good personality. He’s certainly added to the team and the group, and his goal at the weekend showed what he brings to the table in an area where we were lacking. He is a player who is prepared to run in behind with pace, and then have a cool head and the ability to take chances when presented.”

Odemwingie before now was in the news for the wrong reasons. His outburst on Twitter cost him a place on the Nigeria team for the last Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. His infamous attempt to force a summer transfer move to QPR was also widely reported across the international media.

The 32-year old may have finally steered his career back on track after first having a brief stint at Cardiff City before heading to Britania to join Stoke City.

Odemwingie and his teammates will be in action on Wednesday as they continue their survival battle against Swansea. With Swansea in 10th place, and Stoke a point adrift, the game is one of those the latter must not lose if they are to steer clear of relegation.


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