By Ben Efe
Obafemi Martins will return to Angola today and join the rest of the Eagles team to prepare for their make or mar group C game against western neighbours Benin Republic.
Obafemi who is yet to kick a ball in Angola 2010 flew to Germany and then to London to appear in court for a case filed against him by his agent.
â€œObafemi wrote a letter to the coach asking for permit to go to London for a court case. And he was granted permission to leave,â€ said Peterside Idah the Eagles media officer.
â€œObafemi is in London, he has a case in court with his agent.â€œThe coach was aware but there was some debate over the actual date. Before he left he told us he only had to show himself in court as he didnâ€™t want to be in contempt of court.
â€œLast time the case came up he wasnâ€™t there and he didnâ€™t want the judge to throw him in jail if he doesnâ€™t show up or declare him wanted.â€
Obafemi was dragged to court by his agents NVA for indebtedness amounting to 300,000 British pounds. The case first came for hearing on November 19, 2009. Obafemi was not present, according to Idah, this was why it was necessary for Obafemi to be present otherwise judgement would passed against him.