I still have the hunger to keep playing – Obafemi Martins 

Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins has said he has not thought about quitting the game as he is still enjoying his football.




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

“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,” said Martins.

The striker has plied his trade in Italy, England, Russia, Spain and now in the USA, and he said he has proved he can score anywhere he finds himself.

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

Martins also revealed a poser put to him by the legendary Alan Shearer challenged him during his time at Newcastle United in the English Premier League.

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

“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’,” he recalled.

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