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Southampton striker Michael Obafemi confused for Obafemi Martins in Crystal Palace win

11:18 GMT 22/01/2020
Michael Obafemi Southampton 2019-20
The Saints' continued their fine away run on Tuesday but Kamara made a hilarious blunder when reporting the game on Sky Sports

Southampton defeated Crystal Palace in Tuesday's Premier League encounter to secure their fourth straight win on the road, however, pundit Chris Kamara made the game memorable when he mistakenly referred to Michael Obafemi as Obafemi Martins.

Obafemi led the Saints' attack with Shane Long at Selhurst Park while Martins previously played for Newcastle United and Birmingham City in the English top-flight.

Kamara, a former Stoke City and Brentford midfielder, is currently working as a reporter on Sky Sports' Soccer Special where he made the blunder on Tuesday.

The 62-year-old was reporting the game on television and said Martins who in search of a new club was up front for Southampton but he immediately corrected himself after noticing the blunder.


"In the first few minutes of this game it has been all Southampton, they are playing in the Crystal Palace half,” Kamara said.

“Obafemi Martins is playing up front instead of Danny Ings... not Obafemi Martins, what is his name? Obafemi someone.

"Michael Obafemi, that's who! Haha! I was close! I knew there was an Obafemi in there somewhere!”

Michael Obafemi was born to Nigerian parents in Dublin and has pledged his international allegiance to Northern Ireland.

He made his debut as a second-half substitute in a Uefa Nations League match against Denmark in November 2018.