Nigerian and West Brom of England striker, Osaze Peter Odemwingie, has been named the Barclays Player of the month of February in the English Premier League. The 30-year-old striker was in scintillating form bagging 5 league goals in February.

Osaze’s month began on the 12th with a hat-trick for West Brom in their Black Country Derby against Wolverhampton Wanderers- a game which saw the eventual sack of Wolves’ former coach Mick McCarthy.

The former Lille striker continued his form with another brace, this time against Bolton in a 4 : 0 whitewash of the Trotters on the 25th.

The West Brom striker seemed to be excited with the accolade as he said earlier on his twitter page @OdemwingieP: “Got some good news to share with all my fans but can’t say it till 5pm (Friday)”.

This will be the third time Osaze will be winning the Barclays Player of the month as he won it in September 2010 and April 2011.

Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was named Manager of the Month for February. The Gunners boss oversaw two premier league wins over Sunderland and a sensational 5 : 2 North London Derby win over Tottenham Hotspurs.

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