Former Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie has revealed plans to go back to the classroom and earn a university degree after his illustrious football career.
The 39-year-old called time on his football career in 2018 and he is now set for a new chapter in his life.
“I’m happy that I’ve retired and I’m looking forward to the next part of my life,” Odemwingie told Planet Football. “I will be doing my coaching badges slowly and starting my education.
“The next five years I’m going to dedicate to education and pursue a degree just to tick that box.”
The ex-Stoke City star recalled how he seamlessly adapted to life in his previous clubs and why he and his family returned to Nigeria from Russia to start his career at local outfit Bendel Insurance.
He continued: “My parents had finished their studies, and salaries for doctors were not great in Russia at that time.
“With their degrees, Nigeria was more appealing and they could do more work.
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“That was the main reason, but also my dad believed that my career would progress better through Nigeria than Russia so we went and he was right.”
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago