Osaze Peter Odemwingie former Nigerian football star bags golf coaching license

Osaze Peter Odemwingie former Nigerian football star bags golf coaching license

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
December 14, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Osaze Peter Odemwingie former Super Eagles forward has shifted his focus away from football to get certified as a golf instructor.

The 38-year-old ex-Premier League star completed his level one coaching badges recently as he aims to become a professional coach in a different field.

Unlike many of his club and national teammates who are clustering to manage football clubs across Europe, Odemwingie chose to carve a niche for himself in another sport.

Although, it is left to be seen what the ex-Nigerian football star would be up to after his recent feat, Jak Hamblett Golf. the Twitter handle which broke the news hints the former player is planning something big.

The handle posted: "Peter Odemwingie has only gone and done it!! He's gained his level 1 coaching badges.

"Premier League Striker now a Qualified Golf Instructor‼️ Watch this space - Big plans in the pipeline for this boy in 2020!! ⛳️."

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Late in November, the former Nigeria international posted a video of himself in a proper golf outfit telling his fans his next move in life.

He posted a short video of himself hitting the golf ball, saying: "Pro golf PGA still learning. Always learning. You can be very busy and still achieve nothing. #timemanagement and realistic goals.

Odemwingie won three Premier League player of the month awards (Sept 2010, April 2011, Feb 2012) during his six-year reign with three different clubs in the English topflight.

He recorded his most goals in England after netting 30 goals in 87 appearances between 2010 and 2013 before joining Cardiff City and then Stoke.

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The 38-year-old forward hanged his boots two years back after representing Madura United on a short spell.

Shortly after his retirement, the former forward has also made a couple of appearances on the screen as pundits for live matches. earlier reported that Odion Ighalo has hinted that he could be wearing the green and white colors of Nigeria again after few months of retiring from international football.

The Shanghai Shenhua striker announced his retirement shortly after the AFCON 2019 tournament in July.

Ighalo finished the tournament as top scorer with five goals which earned him a nomination for the men's African Footballer of the Year.

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