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Obafemi Martins given green light for Birmingham debut after receiving permit

09 Feb 2011 01:15:08

Obafemi Martins given green light for Birmingham debut after receiving permit

Birmingham City's new striker Obafemi Martins has finally linked up with the club after being granted an entry visa by Nigerian officials. Former Newcastle United marksman Martins joined Birmingham on loan from Russian side Rubin Kazan on January 31 but he had to return to Nigeria to cut through the red-tape. Clearance: Nigerian officials have handed Martins the paperwork he needs  McLeish throws down the gauntlet to Birmingham: Now let's win two in a row!McLeish backs beanpole striker Zigic after his winning goal against West Ham West Ham 0 Birmingham 1: Zigic puts Grant back in the firing lineAll the latest Birmingham news, features and opinion  Explore more:People: Obafemi Martins Places: Birmingham, Newcastle, Nigeria


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