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Keshi Hates My Face – Martins

The Seattle Sounders striker has speculated on why he was left out of the national team by the Big Boss which has led to calling time on his international career

Striker Obafemi Martins has said that his being frozen out of the national team was due to coach Stephen Keshi’s personal decisions.

The Seattle Sounders forward just came off a season where he led his side to Major League Soccer play-offs as well as winning the Supporters’ Shield.

Despite being in top form and scoring 17 goals in the just ended season where he earned nomination for the Most Valuable Player award, Martins was ignored for the Super Eagles’ 2014 Fifa World Cup campaign.

Last month he called time on his international career after earning 39 caps and scoring 18 goals in the span of 10 years playing for the Eagles.

Martins played two matches under Keshi’s watch in 2013 – a friendly against Venezuela in Miami and a World Cup qualifier against Kenya in Calabar – without scoring.

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