Seattle - Out of favour Super Eagles forward Obafemi Martins
returned from a two months injury layoff, to score a brace that propelled his
team Seattle Sounders to a 4-0 win over Orlando City.
Martins opened scoring for Sounders after a beautiful
interchange of passes between him and Lamar Neagle in the 17th minute and the
only minor blip to his overall all round performance, was when he missed a
penalty that could have given his team a 2-0 lead going into the break.
Also read: Martins denies international retirement
However he make atonement for his missed penalty with a
sublime finish, dinking the ball over the head of the goalkeeper before jabbing
it into the net, ahead of two Orlando City defenders to give his team a 3-0
He was substituted three minutes after his second goal as he
bids his way back into full match fitness, hoping his injury worries are now
firmly behind him, to help his team in their quest to have a better season than
last time out.
The 30 year old has 9 goals to his name this season, well on
course to better his tally of 17 last season and he has once again reiterated
his desire to represent Nigeria, under new coach Sunday Oliseh after being
snubbed by his predecessor Stephen Keshi.
His last game for Nigeria was a World Cup 2014 qualifier on
the 23rd of March, 2013.For
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