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Obagoal craves a return to Italy

Nigeria international Obafemi Martins has declared himself fit after several months by the sidelines as a result of a shin injury while on loan at English Premier League club Birmingham City.

The striker they fondly call ‘Obagoal’ tells in this exclusive interview he will head back to his Russian club Rubin Kazan, but that his heart is really in Italy, where he got his first big break with Inter Milan.

Obafemi Martins said in the interview, “I’m very fine now and I’m delighted to be back from injury. It’s great to be back playing again and I wish to express my appreciation to everyone who supported me while I was out injured.”

Now that the Nigeria forward has fully recovered, he said he would be returning to his Russian club Rubin Kazan, saying, “of course. I still have two more years on my contract and so I’m going back to the club.

Martins who is in Nigeria to process his work permit added, “I would very much want to return to Italy so as to revive my career, but I still got a contract with Kazan and so I’m heading back there now.”


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