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 By John Duerden

Peter Odemwingie looks for Indonesia club after Madura United exit

Peter Odemwingie has confirmed that he is looking to leave Madura United as the 2017 season has come to an end, but the ex-English Premier League winger is open to remaining in Indonesia.

Of all the big-name signings that arrived in Liga 1 for the 2017 season, Odemwingie was the most successful.

The former Nigeria forward raced to the top of the scoring charts with 13 strikes in the first half of the season.

The goals dried up a little subsequently, as did Madura's title challenge with the club...

 By John Duerden

British coach Simon McMenemy defies the odds to go top of table in Indonesia

The international headlines written about the Indonesian Liga 1 at the start of the 2017 season focused on marquee signings such as Michael Essien and Didier Zokora. At the end, they may be all about Simon McMenemy.

The British coach has taken unfashionable Bhayangkara to the top of the 18-team table, with just one third of the season remaining. The dream is on, though the 39-year-old is trying his best his players focused.

"Everyone is getting excited, but it is my job to keep the players grounded,...

 By John Duerden

Peter Odemwingie outshines Michael Essien as Madura United beat Persib

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Ex-Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie now has 11 goals in 12 games for Madura United in Indonesia.

Peter Odemwingie scored twice on Sunday night to give Madura United a 3-1 win over Persib Bandung and himself victory in the personal battle with Michael Essien, who had a goal and an assist ruled out on an evening of controversial refereeing decisions.

The three points keeps United a point behind leaders PSM Makassar, while the brace from the former Stoke City and West Bromich Albion winger keeps him on top of the scoring charts in Indonesia's Liga 1 with 11 goals in 12 games.

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There was controversy,...

 By John Duerden

Peter Odemwingie shines in Indonesia as Zokora and Carlton Cole flop

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Madura United's Peter Odemwingie has been the best big-name import in Indonesia this season.

The Indonesian Liga 1 season is one third of the way through, with Robert Alberts' PSM Makassar holding a one-point lead from Madura United, for whom Nigerian import Peter Odemwingie has been a revelation.

The official return of professional football in Southeast Asia's largest nation in 2017 after the year-long FIFA ban has brought many talking points.

At the top of the list is the form and fortunes of several high-profile imports whose performances have been less than consistent in the twilight...

 By John Duerden

Peter Odemwingie scores fourth goal for Madura United in Indonesia

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Ex-Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie can't stop scoring for Madura United in Indonesia.

Former English Premier League forward Peter Odemwingie moved to the top of the Indonesian goal scoring charts with his fourth goal in only his fourth start for Madura United.

The ex-Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion winger, who arrived in East Java in early April, gave Madura a first-half lead at home to Perseru Serui in a game that ended 1-1 on Monday night.

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Odemwingie, who had scored the only goal of the game in Madura's 1-0 win at Persija Jakarta four days earlier, took only 22 minutes to...

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Peter Odemwingie scores third goal for Madura United in Indonesia

Former Premier League striker Peter Odemwingie has been in good form in Indonesia.

Peter Odemwingie scored his third goal in four games in Indonesia to give Madura United a 1-0 win at Persija Jakarta on Thursday night.

The former Nigerian international struck with 21 minutes remaining to lift Madura into equal fifth in Indonesia's Liga One.

Four days earlier, the ex-West Bromwich Albion striker had produced a rocket from the edge of the area. While this strike was from even further out, it was more speculative than spectacular. Odemwingie fired a looping effort towards goal from...