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Newcastle's Martins ducked Nigeria clash with Ghana for Mum

Posted by tribalfooball.com on 2007/02/09 | Views: 990 |

Newcastle's Martins ducked Nigeria clash with Ghana for Mum


Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins missed Nigeria's friendly clash with Ghana on Tuesday night after flying home to tend to his sick mother.

Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins missed Nigeria's friendly clash with Ghana on Tuesday night after flying home to tend to his sick mother.

Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen was furious with the 22-year-old's no-show for the 4-1 defeat at Brentford's Griffin Park despite the Magpies' insistence earlier this week that they had not refused their 10million summer signing permission to play in the game.

However, manager Glenn Roeder on Wednesday revealed the player had taken advantage of FIFA's "free day" for international players to travel to Lagos and bring his ill mother back to Tyneside.

Roeder said: "Oba was back in training today after making a lightning-quick return to Nigeria to attend to his mother, who has been poorly."

However, whether the news placates Eguavoen remains to be seen after Roeder admitted last month he would ask the former Inter Milan star to consider sitting out the Ghana game.

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

Actually translates to bravehearted.