Martins departs Angola for injury treatment

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BENGUELA: Wolfsburg striker Obafemi Martins has left the Nigerian squad to see his specialist in Europe after he complained of persistent pain on his recently operated shin.

Eagles media officer, Peterside Idah, confirmed the departure of the striker Wednesday morning.

Martins has gone back to Europe to see his specialist as regards the problem with his shin, he said.

He has complained of pains on his right shin, which the experts said should not be the case after he underwent surgery recently.

Martins did not take part in Wednesday morning s shake-up in at the training ground in Benguela, which is a walking distance from the Eagles Hotel Praia Morena.

The official insisted that Martins would be back in time for Saturday s crucial Group C match against Benin in Benguela.

In other team news, Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu did not take part in the training as he had an ice pack around his left knee.

Idah confirmed that Locomotiv Moscow striker Osaze odemwingie has also resumed full training with the team after an infection.

The Nigerians were stunned by Egypt in their cup opener on Tuesday losing 1-3 after opening the scoring. – AFP

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