WATCH: Peter Odemwingie leads Nigeria to first World Cup win in 16 years

WATCH: Peter Odemwingie leads Nigeria to first World Cup win in 16 years
Nigeria's Peter Osaze Odemwingie

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Jul 15, 2020. 14:00

On the day of his 39th birthday we look back at Peter Odemwingie’s winner against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Nigeria headed into the fixture on a nine-game winless run at Men’s World Cup tournaments dating back to their 1-0 victory over Bulgaria at the 1998 showpiece in France.


In need of a win following their goalless draw against Iran, Stephen Keshi called on Odemwingie from he onset in their second group game and he delivered: steering home from Emmanuel Emenike’s pass in the 29th minute to secure all three points for the Super Eagles.


Odemwingie enjoyed a successful professional career and is best remembered for the time he spent at West Bromwich Albion where he scored 31 goals in 90 appearances.


Relive Odemwingie’s goal at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, here:







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