Abuja - Nigeria international, Obafemi Martins, has denied ever
making such announcement of him willingly retiring from international football.
The Striker, Martins who plays at the Major League Soccer
(MLS) for Seattle Sounders last played for the Super Eagles in 2013 and since
then he has not been looked at by the former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.
The former Inter Milan forward, Martins has 39 caps with 18
goals since he debuted for Nigeria but he has ohowever stated that he is still
open for call up from Nigeria.
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"I never announced my retirement, as wrongly reported.
I was a bit disappointed to be treated like a Nigeria outcast but it wasn't
enough to push me into an early retirement,"Obafemi Martins told the
"I know if I have a good and successful season with
Sounders and Nigeria come calling, fair enough. If they don't, then hopefully
I'll have something big to celebrate in Major League Soccer," Martins
Martins who has been outstanding at Seattle Sounders may
just get that chance of making a return to the Super Eagles as the new
head coach of the Nigerian senior football team, Sunday
Oliseh who also played for Nigeria has stated that only players who play in top
leagues and also command starters shirt are good enough for the Super