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Martins gets the nod

Obafemi Martins has taken the final spot in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for this month’s African Nations Cup.Martins arrived at the Super Eagles’ Durban camp on Friday morning and did not take part in any of the team’s two training sessions. But he was certified fit by the Nigeria team medical crew later on New Year’s Day.

It was on that assessment that coach Shuaibu Amodu picked the Wolfsburg forward, sending his name to the Nigeria Football Federation on Friday afternoon.

“I have just been advised by the office that the coach has picked Obafemi Martins for the African Nations Cup,” NFF Secretary General Bolaji Ojo-Oba told KickOffNigeria.com from Cotonou.Martins’ selection means that fellow Germany-based forward Chinedu Obasi will not be in Angola.


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