Former West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie to join Richard Eades charity match

By Matt Maher | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Peter Odemwingie is poised to don an Albion shirt once more in a charity match for Baggies mascot Richard Eades.

Peter Odemwingie.

The striker has signed up for an Albion Legends XI which will take on a team of supporters at Halesowen Town FC on Sunday, April 29.

The match has been organised in memory of the much-loved Eades, a long-serving Baggies employee who died suddenly in December.

Odemwingie, who currently plays for Indonesian outfit Madua United, confirmed his involvement via a video message on Twitter.

He said: “I’m looking forward to putting on the blue and white stripes in the charity game in memory of Eadesy.

“I hope I will see many of you there.”

Andy Johnson, Kevin Donovan, Darren Moore, Sean Gregan and Geoff Horsfield are among the other former Baggies favourites set to feature in the match.

Odemwingie scored 31 goals during a three-year stay with the Baggies between 2010 and 2013, though his time at the club turned sour when a proposed move to QPR spectacularly collapsed on transfer deadline day.

The charity day kicks off with a nine-a-side tournament at 11am before mascots from all over the country descend for a special comedy match.

The showpiece event sees Boing FC, the Albion supporters’ team which Eades was involved with for over 10 years, take on the Albion Legends XI at around 4.30pm. Tickets cost £5.

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher
Football MMPJ - @mjmarr_star

Sports journalist for the Express & Star


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