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Rohr invites Martins for World Cup

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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said the door could be opened for former striker, Obafemi Martins to be part of Eagles’ squad to the Russia 2018 World Cup tournament.

Obafemi has been in an excellent form for his Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, scoring 16 goals in 39 appearances. At the weekend he also scored to help his club win the Chinese FA Cup with a 3-2 score over SIPG.

The much traveled striker last played for the Super Eagles in 2015 boasting a total of 42 appearances and scoring 18 goals.

“Yes, the door is open to all our best players, including Martins. He is scoring a lot of goals and we need to get competition for all the positions, especially centre-forward,” said Rohr

“For now, we have Kelechi [Iheanacho] who is playing not all the time. [But ] we played with Kelechi against Argentina and he did well.

“Then Anthony [Nwakaeme] also did well against Algeria and [Odion] Ighalo, who is injured now, did very well against Cameroon. But we have also other players, like the young boy [Victor] Osimhen, and we have to look everywhere.

“We have a lot of opportunities for the strikers, and so Martins, if he is scoring goals, will be welcome.”

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