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Obafemi Martins donates to orphanages in Russia and launches Oba Foundation

Obafemi Martins donates to orphanages in Russia and launches Oba Foundation

Obafemi Martins

The former Super Eagles forward used the opportunity to launch the Russian arm of his foundation

Rubin Kazan forward Obafemi Martins paid a courtesy visit to five orphanage homes in Kazan to give out donations and gifts worth thousands of Euros to kids in the motherless homes and officially launch the Oba Foundation, Russia branch on April 30.

The last day of April is usually used to celebrate motherless children in Russia so the striker took time out to speak to kids about life, education and football. He spoke to Goal.com from Russia about his plans for his foundation.

"It's going to be a weeklong launching for the Oba Foundation, Russia branch, and since last week, I have tried to pay visits to about five motherless homes,” said Martins.

“It's of great joy that my coach and my other players at Kazan are part of this and they are offering their support too.

“I was born in a small place in Lagos, I’m from the streets and I know how it is coping without parents. I lost my parents long ago, I have made money from the game and it's time to give back to the society.

Martins, who was accompanied by five Rubin Kazan players as well as his younger brother Yusuf and other foundation members, refused to talk about transfer rumours linking him with English clubs Liverpool and Sunderland.

"I don't want to say anything about transfer, I am happy at Kazan for now, but let's wait and see what happens in the summer,” he concluded.

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