Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins was given a hero’s farewell by his Shanghai Shenhua teammates as he departed for surgery in England.
Martins was ruled for seven months after he sustained an injury on Tuesday, April in Shanghai Shenhua’s AFC Champions League game against Kashima Antlers.
Martins started the Asian champions league encounter but had to be replaced by Jianqing Maoin the 22nd minute as he could no longer continue with the match.
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Shanghai Shenhua qualified for the AFC Champions League through winning the League Cup by a goal scored by Martins.
The Chinese side offered support to the Nigerian striker as he departed to England for Surgery.
Shanghai Shenhua posted a series of pictures of their players showing solidarity with Martins as he was about to depart at the airport.
The picture was accompanied with a message that said, “Martins is flying to UK for surgery today. Be well soon.”