Osaze Odemwingie Nigerian forward spoke to Essien before signing for Indonesian club, Madura United

Before signing for Mad United, Odemwingie spoke to Essien who had earlier joined Persib Bandung also in Indonesia.

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Osaze Odemwingie play Osaze Odemwingie has been unveiled by Indonesian team, Madura United (Twitter/Madura United)
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Nigerian forward Osaze Odemwingie said he spoke to Ghanaian great Michael Essien before signing for Indonesian side, Madura United.

Odemwingie was unveiled by Madura United on Monday, April 3 after signing a one-year contract with an option to extend with the club.

Before signing with the club, the former Nigeria international spoke to Essien who had earlier joined Persib Bandung also in Indonesia.

Michael Essien play Michael Essien had earlier joined an Indonesian club (AFP/File)

 

"I had no idea what it's like here but I had a brief chat with Michael Essien and he gave me positive feedback," Odemwingie told BBC Sport.

"These are exciting times for Indonesian football and I'm happy to be a part of it,"

The 35-year-old who set the Premier League alight after joining West Brom in 2010 believes he can roll back the years by scoring important goals for his new club.

Osaze Odemwingie play Osaze Odemwingie wants to roll back the years by scoring goals for new club, Madura United (Twitter/Madural United)

 

"To be regarded as a marquee signing is huge - I've played in different European countries but this place is really beautiful - and the people are very friendly," he added.

"I've scored goals at all the top clubs I played and I believe with the help of my teammates I can still do the same here."

Osaze’s new side Madura United finished third in the league last season and are based in Pamekasan, Madura, East Java.

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