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Martins denies international retirement

04 August 2015, 08:52

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.

Also read: Seattle Sounders goalie laments Obafemi Martins absence

"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 BBC. 

"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 stated. 

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 Eagles. 



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