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Martins: Newcastle fans must understand Nigeria commitments

Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins hopes fans understand why he needs to play for Nigeria in January's African Nations Cup.

"The national team in Nigeria is totally different for me," said Martins. "I have to play - I think it is my duty and if I did not go, it would cause a lot of problems.

"There is no reason not to - but I will miss playing at Newcastle."

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