John Mikel Obi
Mikel may play against Argentina with hand in cast
Nigeria's Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel may file out against Argentina in the teams' last Group D encounter on Tuesday with his hand in a cast. Mikel fractured his hand while playing against Iceland on Friday. According to Coach Gernot Rohr, the midfielder will need to get the all-clear from match officials to wear…
Five lessons learned from Nigeria's loss to Croatia
The Super Eagles' performance against Croatia happened in contrast to the expectations of many, after a 2-0 loss disappointing in their opener of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Iceland is next how will they fare against a team that held Argentina? Before that day, here are five focal reasons we Nigeria lost against…
Russia 2018: Top Five Nigerian Finest Players
As Nigeria joins the five African nations to grace the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, they have sure earned their place as the most fashion-conscious nation with their edge of style. Just like their impeccable style, the selected Nigerian players are arguably the finest melanin and mixed-race players yet. Here are our top five…
We ‘ll beat England, Mikel, Ighalo boast
As the Super Eagles square up against the Three Lions of England in a pre-World Cup friendly tomorrow, Changchun Yatai star, Odion Ighalo, says it is possible for Nigeria to cage the host. The Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting DR Congo on Monday, and Nigerians are looking up to tomorrow’s clash against England ...
Kwesé signs Mikel as brand ambassador
The former UEFA Champions League, Premier League and now Chinese Super League player will represent the dynamic broadcaster’s services and initiatives across the continent starting with the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Considered one of Nigeria’s most accomplished players, Mikel will feature in Kwesé’s upcoming advertising campaigns which will encompass print, television and radio.…
‘Frustrated’ Mikel explains why he won’t play against Serbia
Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has confirmed that he will not be available for selection in today’s pre-World Cup friendly against Serbia at the Hive Stadium in London due to ‘circumstances beyond his control’. The official word from the Nigeria Football Federation is that Mikel is absent as he has been working hard at…
Iheanacho takes Mikel’s role as Poland deploys 3-4-2-1 formation against Eagles
Head coach of Poland, Adam Nawalka may have decided to deploy an unpopular 3-4-2-1 formation against the Super Eagles in today’s pre-World Cup friendly match at the Municipal Stadium.
National basketball teams, Mikel, Oshoala, others bag Excellence awards
It was a night of fanfare at the Osun Hall, Airport Hotel Ikeja, Lagos, at the weekend as the male and female national basketball teams were crowned the national teams of the year at the maiden edition of Nigeria Awards for Sporting Excellence.
Super Eagles humiliate Argentina 4-2
If yesterday’s result is a pointer to what Nigerians should expect at the Russia 2018 World Cup, then Super Eagles’ supporters have nothing to fear.
No hiding place for Chipolopolo, says Mikel
Personal, family and professional reasons have converged to provide more than enough motivation for John Mikel Obi to want to be in Russia next year. Nigeria are within one match of qualification for the 2018 World Cup, with Zambia providing one final hurdle for the Super Eagles.