Five MSL imports expected to leave for good
Martins arrived in Penang with big promise. The Nigerian had a reputation for being a goal-scoring machine in the I-League and the Panthers felt his potency up front could help Nenad Bacina’s men survive the drop.
Penang escaped relegation on the final day but Martins did not play a big a role as projected. Even young local forwards S. Kumaahran, Faizat Ghazali and Jafri Firdaus Chew look more promising.
Martin scored two goals in his debut against T-Team to inspire Penang to a 4-3 win but the goals dried up almost immediately, with just two goals in the following 19 matches. In a league where teams often have little patience with imports, Martins’s season-ending form will do him no favours in convincing suitors.