Obafemi Martins denies welcoming triplets

Obafemi Martins

Ex-Nigeria international Obafemi Martins has debunked reports that he welcomed a set of triplets.

The 38-year-old, on Thursday, shared on Instagram a photo of himself and some persons carrying a set of triplets.

The former Super Eagles winger said the photo was taken during his foundation’s donation to a maternity hospital for underprivileged mothers, adding that the public should disregard the rumour of him welcoming triplets.

“Please note there is fake news circulating that I have had quadruplets, these are stupid rumors formed by someone looking for fame. 

“This picture was taken during my foundation donation to the maternity hospital for underprivileged mothers,” Martins, popularly called Obagoal, said.

Nigeria international and Al Hilal forward Odion Ighalo and retired legend Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha reacted to the post.

Martins is married to Ghanaian-Italian Abigail Barwuah, sister of Mario Balotelli.

The ex-Newcastle United player scored 18 goals in 42 appearances for the Super Eagles, representing Nigeria for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008 and 2010 and for the FIFA World Cup in 2010.