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Nigerian International Footballer Osaze Odemwingie in Transfer Fiasco as Current Club West Brom prevents him from Leaving to QPR | Becomes a Laughing Stock on Twitter



In Africa now, it’s football season and trending on the lips of football lovers and on social media is news about football and footballers.

Nigerian international footballer, Osaze Odemwingie who coincidentally is not playing for Nigeria at the ongoing 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa is not having the best of times as his attempt to transfer from West Brom to Queens Park Rangers has been met with stiff opposition.

For a while now, the 31 year-old player has been trying to engineer a move out of his club, West Brom, after growing increasingly frustrated by the club’s stand not to sell him. He took to Twitter last week to voice out his anger after his transfer request was turned down.

And in a new twist, Odemwingie drove himself to QPR in West London despite no agreement being in place between the two clubs and was refused entry into the Hoops’ stadium by club officials.

According to the BBC, he was quoted as saying that he had reached an informal agreement with Albion’s technical director Dan Ashworth on his departure, only to find that the situation had changed when he was en route to London.

I am disappointed this is all happening. I met with Dan Ashworth this morning and we shook hands that I could leave with his blessing if the £3.5m fee was met,” the striker was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

Now, as I am on my way, I find that there are more complications. It is frustrating to say the least. But I am hopeful a solution can be found.

Earlier in the week, West Brom had described Odemwingie’s transfer request club as “disappointing” adding that his action was “wholly unprofessional”. According to Daily Times, West Brom admitted that talks about a possible move had continued on deadline day, but had “proven fruitless and no agreement has been reached”.

Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace told the club’s official website:

“The only way we would have considered letting Peter leave was if an acceptable offer was forthcoming and if we had found a suitable replacement at relatively short notice. Neither materialised and, in the end, the matter became a point of principle as much as anything. Peter has acted wholly unprofessionally. He must now accept the fact he remains under contract for a further 18 months and has to focus on his Albion commitments.”

Last week, Odemwingie had said he was “deeply hurt” and “offended” by what he regarded as a lack of “common respect” from the West Brom management.

He might now have to stay with West Brom despite his intention to switch clubs.

Odemwingie and his wife, Sarah recently had their first child, a boy, Noah.

Some people, including footballers have made jokes about his rejection on Twitter.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Aragon

    February 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Facepalm… Mba nu! E never reach like this now. Naija no dey ever carry last!
    Anyway, Good luck in your transfer pursuit!

    • Ade

      February 5, 2013 at 8:47 am


  2. Africhic

    February 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I’m not very versed in football matters and even I think Odenmwingie needs to turn it down a notch #chill

  3. Retrochic

    February 1, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Haba now, this is nt cool,

  4. kay

    February 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    LMAO Batolli is crazyyy.. you just gott love him..

  5. i no send

    February 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    quite embarrassing…….does he not have an agent advises him???

  6. Teefah (

    February 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    odemwingie is a bit cray cray
    his twitter rants are epic
    but even with all that i feel bad for him that he has now become an embarrassment
    But im sure he can turn it around. dunno how but something will give

  7. Nma

    February 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Kai! Odemwi… guy is very childish. Always airing her ish out on twitter. Over 30 and still acting like a damn kid. Take several seats abeg!

  8. Nma

    February 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    *his… LMBO @ “her”

  9. Partyrider

    February 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    he needs to work on his attitude.
    putting people on blast every single time things don’t go your way is very unprofessional and i dare say childish..

  10. Lurv it

    February 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Barlotelli is crazy….lol


    February 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    good luck to him though
    Not really a fan of Football but like him

  12. dontmention

    February 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    He might as well start kissing goodbye to dat career of his Bc after such childish n unprofessional behaviour, do u really think dat dere is a club out dere dat will b willing to sign him? Even de one he is running after now, will disregard him come de end of dose 18 months…..think dat he just started growing his family n he is still so brash, doing n saying things without thinking……I feel bad for de embarrassment he has caused himself n wife right nowso much as becoming a laffing stock for his friends on twitter…..if he knows how to fix dis mess he has created, he better get on it or start looking for a diff career Bc u don’t rub people de wrong way n expect dem to shake hands with you…..

  13. Iris

    February 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Super Eagles coach jazzed him. LOL! That’s rough sha

  14. Chikaka

    February 2, 2013 at 12:18 am

    When he doesn’t get his way he rants. He did the same when Keshi dropped him. His attitude sucks.

  15. Cheeseburger

    February 2, 2013 at 12:47 am

    As much as I love Osaze,I think he’s now turned himself into a rebel @ home and a rebel abroad….At this stage in his career,he has to follow the money;no doubt….but he ought to have done it in a more profesional manner.

  16. Cheeseburger

    February 2, 2013 at 12:48 am


  17. kemi

    February 2, 2013 at 4:04 am

    when footballers sign to a club they think they are smart enough to use any club to further their career. especially foreign footballers. clubs are beginning to look at dedication and zeal, not just money and talent, which of course osaze has. this is unprofessional by him.

  18. Haly

    February 3, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Once u’re determined.You become desperates to put your thoughts into actions.Am sure he was trying to follow his mind n didn’t expect a negative result.Nobody is above mistake.Osaze Just belive in your God n things will fall back into place.Nothing is impossible.Goodluck!

  19. Ferrari

    February 5, 2013 at 9:52 am

    You all have to reason with me and think twice again. All this Tweets are fake and not verified so bellanaija is Fooling themselves and not us. If you are good in Twitter you could understand better. All those Fotballer tweets not verified so they are all fake names. Gbam#

  20. Shehu

    February 6, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    We all make mistakes. The only mistake was not gettin a written document from his manager, of course bcos he didn’t want d transfer window to close. Every one knows about his place best. He doesn’t like to remain in west brom and its simple and natural

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