Ex-Stoke City star Peter Odemwingie has confirmed he will leave Madura United as the 2017 season has come to an end, but wants to stay in Indonesia.
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Indonesia's Persija Jakarta have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with newly-crowned K-League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Robert Alberts' PSM Makassar blew the Indonesian title race wide open on Thursday with a 2-0 win at the home of Liga One leaders Bhayangkara.
A 5-2 victory by Bali United over Madura United -- who were missing top scorer Peter Odemwingie -- saw them claim top spot in Indonesia's Liga 1.
Michael Essien scored his third goal of the season, helping Persib Bandung to a 3-1 win over PS TNI that moves them away from the relegation zone.
Former England striker Carlton Cole was sacked by his Indonesian club Persib Bandung on Wednesday after failing to score during the 2017 season.
There was joy for ex-Stoke City winger Peter Odemwingie and concern for former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien after the latest round in Indonesia.
Peter Odemwingie scored twice as his Madura United beat Michael Essien's Persib Bandung 3-1 in Indonesia's Liga 1 on Sunday night.
Michael Essien completed his second 90 minutes of the season, but his team Persib Bandung lost again to fall to 12th on the Indonesia standings.
Michael Essien's Persib are unbeaten in Indonesia Liga 1 this season, but there is pressure on coach Djadjang Nurdjaman due to the team's dour style.