Tuesday 19 December 2017

Taribo West : Obafemi Martins Recall Will Be A Distraction To The Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles and Inter Milan defender Taribo West has kicked against the recall of Shanghai Shenhua striker Obafemi martins to the national team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The 43 year old who played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria between 1994 and 2005 revealed.

“They shouldn ’t bring distractions into the team because that is what bringing Martins to the team will cause.

“He wasn ’t part of the qualifiers.

” I think they should focus on making this team better and encourage the players”.

Martins who is Nigeria’s sixth highest goal scorer with 18 goals recently won the Chinese cup for his Shanghai Shenhua side scoring in the two legs against Shanghai SIPG.

Martins, 33 years old last played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in 2015 against Swaziland in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Nigeria will play in group D of the FIFA World Cup with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.

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