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Martins included in Nigeria squad for Angola 2010- Declared fit to play

January 1, 2010

Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins- Makes Nigeria Squad for Angola 2010 (Credit: ©Adrian de Kock /

Coach Shaibu Amodu has included Wolfsburg striker, Obafemi Martins, into the final list of 23 players for Angola 2010. The coach had to delay Martins inclusion, until he was declared fit after an assessment in Durban South Africa.

As reported earlier by Soccer Dsitrict, Martins inclusion on the list was a major doubt for the Eagles, since he was still recovering from a surgery on the shin. Hoffenheim striker Obasi, who was his likely replacement will therefore be sidelined due to Martins return.

Nigeria will remember Obafemi Martins for his effort, which handed the country a ticket to South Africa 2010. He was the two-goal hero as Nigeria defeated Kenya 3-2 in Nairobi on 14 November to snatch a place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa.

Nigeria’s kick-off their title hopes against reigning champions Egypt in crunch encounter on January 12 at Benguela. They play Mozambique and Benin in the remaining group matches.

Nigeria’s Final squad

Goalkeepers (3)
Vincent Enyama(Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel)
Bamidele Aiyenugba(Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC, Israel)
Austin Ejide(SC Bastia, France)

Defenders (8)
Taye Taiwo(Marseille, France)
Joseph Yobo (Everton, England
Elderson Echiejile(Rennes, France)
Danny Shittu(Bolton Wanderers, England)
Obinna Nwaneri(FC Sion, Switzerland)
Onyekachi Apam(OGC Nice, France)
Chidi Odiah(CSKA Moscow, Russia)
Yusuf Mohammed(FC Sion,, Switzerland)

Midfielders (7)
Dickson Etuhu(Fulham, England)
Sanni Keita(Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)
Oluwaseyi Olofinjana (Hull City, England)
Mikel Obi(Chelsea, England)
Nwankwo Kanu(Portsmouth, England)
Yusuf Ayinla(FC Dynamo Kyiv, Russia)
Kalu Uche(Almeria, Spain)

Osaze Odemwingie(Lokomotiv Moscow)
Obafemi Martins(Wolfsburg, Germany)
Micheal Eneramo(Espérance Sportive de Tunis, Tunisia)
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Everton, England)
Obinna Nsofor(Internazionale now on loan @Malaga CF, Spain)

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