'OBAGOAL' WANTS TO SCORE FOR KESHI
Obafemi Martins has asked new Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi to give him another chance to prove himself just as he has backed the coach to succeed.
'The Eagles drew 0-0 with Botswana but with more time, the team will be back on top again,' said 'Obagoal' from his base in Russia.
'I hope I will soon get another chance to score goals for Nigeria again and I also believe that with time and a little more patience the Eagles will be winning again.'
He equally lauded the top-class strikers like Emmanuel Emenike, Ahmed Musa, Ikechukwu Uche and Brown Ideye currently in the Eagles.
Nigeria are drawn against Rwanda in a 2013 Nations Cup qualifier in the first half of the new year and will also feature in the 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament later in 2013.
A long-term shin injury has shut out the former Inter Milan striker from the national team but he has since regained full fitness to star for his high-profile Russian club Rubin Kazan. He was last involved with the national team in March.
At the weekend, Martins visited the Orictoritak Motherless Babies Home in Kazan, to present gifts to the children in memory of his late mother and brother Ladi.
He disclosed that he will do a similar thing in Lagos on his return on holidays in December.