Obafemi Martins plans to score 20 goals for Levante this season

The new Levante forward scored on his debut and hopes to continue scoring to warrant a national recall

Forgotten Super Eagles forward Obafemi Martins popularly called ‘Obagoal’ and weapon of mass destruction has set a goal target of 20 goals this season as he hinted that he is ready to help modest La Liga side, Levante into the top echelon of the league.

Martins scored the winner for Levante in the 87th minute as the Valencia-based side came from a goal down in the first half to defeat Real Sociedad in La Liga and take all three points.

The Nigerian forward came on as a substitute in the 46th minute to make his debut after terminating his contract with Russian side Rubin Kazan and completing his move to Spain last Thursday. He took a pay cut to resurrect his career in Spain. And Martins spoke to Goal.com from Spain after his perfect debut in La Liga.

“I am very happy, I am even the happiest man in the world scoring in my first debut for Levante,” Martins told Goal.com.

“All I need to say is special thanks to God and my friends and family who encouraged me to join Levante. And I hope to score more goals if I am given the chance.”

Martins also spoke on his relevance to the Super Eagles under Stephen Keshi, for whom he is yet to play. He hinted that he is always ready to play for the national team, even the Africa Cup of Nations Cup second leg qualifier against Liberia next month.

“This is the time Keshi needs me. I want to score for Keshi in Calabar.

“I am fit and ready to go, and not scared. I want to help the Super Eagles qualify. With the help of the home-based and other professionals, we shall qualify,” he concluded.