Obafemi Martins: Premier League pundit Kamara mistakes Southampton forward Michael for Nigerian star

Obafemi Martins: Premier League pundit Kamara mistakes Southampton forward Michael for Nigerian star

- Obafemi Martins stopped playing in the Premier League in 2011

- The Nigerian star last featured for Birmingham after joining them on loan from Rubin Kazan

- Sky Sports pundit Kamara mistook Saints striker Obafemi Michael for Nigerian star

Sky Sports analyst Chris Kamara made a big blunder while covering Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace in one of the midweek fixtures at the Selhurst Park.

A goal each from Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong in either half of the encounter saw the Saints run away with maximum points.

The victory was also the visitors' ninth in the ongoing season as they rank ninth on the log with 32 points - one better than Arsenal who are tenth on the table.

One of the highlights of the game for those watching from the television was when 62-year-old pundit Kamara told Gillette Soccer Special that Nigeria's Obafemi Martins led the attack for the away team instead of striker Michael Obafemi.

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The Super Eagles forward last featured for an EPL team in 2011 after spending one season on loan with Birmingham City from Russian side Rubin Kazan.

Martins' first stint in the English topflight was when he signed for Newcastle United on a three year deal from Italian League giants Inter Milan.

Since then, the 35-year-old has traveled round the world doing the thing he knows how to do best - playing football.

But according to Sport Bible, the former midfielder turned football analyst corrected himself after saying: 'I knew there was an Obafemi in there somewhere'.

The publication further stated that the other pundits in the studio could not contain their laughter after bursting into laughter due to their colleague's blunder.

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Meanwhile, some Twitter users also commented on the error by the 62-year-old. @2ulhusn1_21 sadi: "Obafemi Martins is the same age as Thommo, Kammy"

Some other social media users also commented on the gaffe made by the ex-player turned analyst after the game.

Obafemi Martins scored a total of 28 goals and seven assists in 92 Premier League appearances during his reign in England.

One of his high points in England was scoring the winning goal for Birmingham against Arsenal in the 2011 League Cup final.

Despite being released by Shanghai Shenhua, the 35-year-old is not ready to hang his boots as he looks to continue his career.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Obafemi has broken into the Saints' first team and has been tipped as a striker for the future. He was among the goal scorers for his side against Chelsea earlier this season.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian football star Victor Moses has completed his medicals ahead of his move to Serie A giants Inter Milan this month.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner is currently on a one-and-a-half-year loan deal with Turkish League side Fenerbahce from his parent club Chelsea.

He thrived under former boss Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge in the 3-5-2 formation - and the Italian-born tactician wants to bring the star to San Siro and fortify his squad.

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