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Martins Reveals When He Wants To Quit Football, Shares Untold Story

Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins has revealed when he’s going to throw in the towel.

According to the Seattle Sounders striker, he has not thought about quitting the game as he is still enjoying his football, AfricanFootball.com

Martins said: “May be when I get tired (I will quit), but for now, I’m still enjoying myself. As I get older, I enjoy it more.

“I want to finish my career and be able to tell my kids, I’ve been everywhere and scored wherever I play.”

Martins also disclosed a question put to him by the legendary English striker Alan Shearer during his time at Newcastle United in the English Premier League.

Martins said he discovered who Shearer was after he picked the Newcastle jersey number 9, which shearer wore with distinction.

He said: “I remember after my unveiling at Newcastle United, I discovered who Shearer was after I picked the jersey number 9, he asked me a question, ‘Do you have the shoulder to carry this jersey’, for some seconds I could not say anything, then later I said we will see how it goes’.

“Anytime I stepped out on the pitch for the club, that question always came to my mind.”

The Nigeria star will be 31 next month, but he is still banging in the goals regularly in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

Martins now has 36 goals in his Sounders FC career, second in club history and 11 shy of Fredy Montero’s  47.

Before crossing over the United States of America, Martins had plied his trade in Italy, England, Russia, and Spain.

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