Martins departs Angola for treatment

Wolfsburg striker Obafemi Martins has left the Nigerian squad to see his specialist in Europe after he complained of persistent pain in his recently operated shin.

Eagles media officer, Peterside Idah, confirmed the departure of the striker on Wednesday morning. "Martins has gone back to Europe to see his specialist as regards the problem with his shin," he said.

"He has complained of pains in his right shin, which the experts said should not be the case after he underwent surgery recently."

Martins did not take part in Wednesday morning's session at the training ground in Benguela, which is walking distance from the Eagles base in Angola. 

The official insisted that Martins would be back in time for Saturday's crucial Group C match against Benin in Benguela. In other team news, Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu did not take part in training as he had an ice pack around his left knee.

Idah confirmed that Locomotiv Moscow striker Peter Odemwingie has also resumed full training with the team after an infection. The Nigerians were stunned by Egypt in their opener on Tuesday losing 3-1 after opening the scoring.