Osaze Odemwingie promise to encourage his children to play for the country


Former Nigeria international, Osaze Odemwingie, has made a promise to encourage his three children play for the country though they have two other choices just like him for any international careers.

Born in Tashkent, the capital of an independent Uzbekistan, Odemwingie whose mother is Russian could have played for either of the European countries but he opted to play for his father’s land Nigeria.

Now that he has hung his boot and his children also enjoying multi nationalities just like him, Odemwingie said he is encouraging his children to follow his footsteps. Odemwingie has three children, two sons and a daughter.

He has Russian citizenship while his children were born in Britain and their mum is a Briton

Though with its fair share of challenges and controversies, Odemwingie had a successful national team career.

He said the passion of Nigerian fans and the talents of its player are phenomenal.