Ex-international Ifeanyi Udeze says Obafemi Martins’ fine form and experience are enough for him to get a recall to the Super Eagles for the World Cup.
Gernot Rohr is yet to find a suitable attacking pair for the team as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup.
Anthony Nwakeme was tested in Nigeria’s last qualifier with Algeria but failed to impress.
Udeze has, however, said the team needs the former Inter Milan striker who last played for Nigeria in 2015.
“Martins is my option for second choice behind Ighalo and I believe he should be called up,” Udeze told Brila FM.
“He has the experience of playing at the World Cup level and his recent form is hot. Martins is Super hot right now and you can’t be shy about admitting that fact.
“A player who scores important goals and recently contributed to the FA Cup victory in China is one you want to consider when the debate comes up.”
Recall that Rohr had hinted that Martins was in his plans for the soccer fiesta.
“Yes, the door is open to all our best players, including Martins,” Rohr told KweseESPN.
“He is scoring a lot of goals and we need to get competition for all the positions, especially centre-forward.”