Red hot Martins prays for Super Eagles recall

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami

Seattle Sounders Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins is praying that his current goal-scoring form will give him a chance of playing for the Super Eagles again.
The Nigerian striker has notched up impressive 13 goals this season with the latest coming on Friday, September 13 when his club, Seattle sounders 3-2 home victory over Real Salt Lake City in the MLS. Obafemi Martins also has nine assists so far this season.

Martins said, “I said at the start of the season if I was doing well for Seattle and scoring goals, I’d have a chance with Nigeria”.

“But firstly, I want to play regularly here and try to help Seattle Sounders win a trophy.”
“It’s the coach’s decision to invite players but if I can get a recall to the national team, I’ll be honoured,” he added.

“I just need to continue my form here in the United States, give my all to this club and let other things happen naturally.

“I love my country and I always want Nigeria to do well with me in the squad or not.

“If I get another chance, great, and if not, I can only wish my country all the best.”
The 29-year-old wants to help the club to the MLS title and is hopeful a successful campaign can earn him a Super Eagles recall.
With the Super Eagles struggling for goals and results in their 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, Martins hopes his form has caught Keshi’s eye and can earn him a place in the squad for October’s double header against Sudan.

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