Obafemi Martins was in furious form at training on Sunday morning as the Eagles had their last training session beside their Hotel Praia Morena in Benguela before this morning´s departure to Lubango.

The 25-year-old was brightest and most hard working in training a day after his arrival from United Kingdom, where he had gone to appear in a court case involving him and NVA Management, his former advisors, over a pay dispute.

The former Inter Milan of Italy and Newcastle of England rapid raider is expected to start Wednesday´s must-win Group C tie against the Mambas of Mozambique at the 20,000 capacity Tundavala Stadium in Lubango.

Nigeria need a win in that game to be sure of a place in the competition´s last eight.

Martins´two goals helped Nigeria edge Kenya 3-2 in a crucial 2010 World Cup qualifying match in Nairobi mid-November and eventually saw Nigeria qualifying for the World Cup finals in South Africa.


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