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Prolific Nigerian striker, Obafemi Martins, back in Chinese club, Shanghai

 

Sizzling Nigerian striker, 35-year-old Obafemi Martins, is back again in Shanghai Shenhua, the Chinese FA Cup winners said on Wednesday.

 

He rejoined the club more than two years after his last competitive match.

 

The former Inter Milan and Newcastle United forward was without a club last year as he battled a hamstring injury.

 

His last game was in April 2018 for Chinese Super League side Shenhua, for whom he scored 32 goals in 59 matches during his previous spell.

 

Shenhua did not say how long Martins’ new contract is for but he helps replace fellow Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, who is on loan at Manchester United.

 

Shenhua will open the delayed CSL season on July 25 against Fabio Cannavaro’s reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

 

The CSL is kicking off five months late because of coronavirus.

 

Anfield exit, drops cheeky retirement joke. Martins, who turns 36 in October, hit 18 goals in 42 appearances for Nigeria before retiring from national duty.

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