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Obafemi Martins Nigeria international backs Sunday Oliseh to succeed

Obafemi Martins says the squad Oliseh chose can win all three points in the game against Tanzania.

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Nigeria international and Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins has back Sunday Oliseh to succeed at as coach of the Super Eagles.

The striker who was not included in the list of invited players for next month's 2017 African Cup of Nations says the squad Oliseh chose can win all three points in the game against Tanzania.

I think the coach has chosen a good squad and hopefully Nigeria will win in Tanzania,” the striker said.

We shouldn’t underrate any team in Africa for now, there are no minnows in world football anymore. I have seen the list, very experienced team led by Emenike and Vincent Enyeama and I am sure they will beat their host to come out top in the group.

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The former Inter Milan striker last played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria a 2013 in FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and has previously revealed that he is still interested in playing for the national team.

"Things have changed at home and if the new coach [Sunday Oliseh] said he wants me to play for Nigeria again, I’d jump at the chance,” the striker told BBC Sport.

The opportunity to represent a country of over 170 million people doesn’t come often and I will never turn it down.

“But right now I’m just focusing on giving my best to Seattle Sounders and take it from there.”

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