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Mum's the word for "Obagoal"

Posted by By Neil Farrington, The Sunday Sun on 2006/08/28 | Views: 899 |

Mum's the word for "Obagoal"


It's 4000 miles from Nigeria to Newcastle, but somewhere on Tyneside, Obafemi Martins has already found a little piece of Lagos . . .

It's 4000 miles from Nigeria to Newcastle, but somewhere on Tyneside, Obafemi Martins has already found a little piece of Lagos . . .

Look out Aston Villa, United's new boy is running on rocket fuel today - otherwise known as Mother Martins' home cooking.

But "Obagoal" will be sampling similar delicacies in his homeland this week, when he reports for international duty alongside Middlesbrough striker Yakubu.

"My mum lived with me in Italy and has come with me to Newcastle," says the 10 million signing from Inter (left). "She will do my cooking and cleaning!

"When I left Lagos for Italy in 2000, I was just 16. It was difficult because there was nobody with me and I missed home badly for about two years.


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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.