11. Peter Odemwingie

Number 13: Peter Odemwingie, Nigeria & Stoke City

Published On 16/08/2014 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Nigeria

Peter Odemwingie would have been nowhere near this list had he stuck around at Cardiff City.

The Nigerian was a fairly anonymous presence in South Wales and looked to be suffering from a hangover after his acrimonious exit from West Bromwich Albion.

However, a move to Stoke City saw a reversal of fortunes.

Odemwingie scored one in three, largely from the right wing, since joining Mark Hughes at the Brittania Stadium.

This form saw him return to the Super Eagles squad after a long absence from the international set-up. His initial performances during the summer were underwhelming, but Odemwingie scored the only goal of the game against Bosnia-Herzegovina, pushing Nigeria into the Last 16 for the first time in a decade and a half.

It was the only game the Super Eagles won over the summer, justifying Stephen Keshi’s decision to recall the veteran.

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