End of an era as Mikel calls time on Nigeria career
After a distinguished career that spanned 14 years, Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel has decided to quit international football, with the game against Madagascar at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt being his last match for Nigeria.
Three times Mikel Obi impressed Nigerians
Nigeria’s Mikel Obi announced his retirement from international football after the Super Eagles finished third in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The midfielder played 89 times for Nigeria scored six goals and provided 12 assists. Here are five times the former captain left an impression on Nigerians.
Mikel an injury doubt for match against Indomitable Lions
Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi may not be fit enough for the round of 16 match of the Africa Cup of Nations against Cameroun. Mikel limped out of Nigeria’s 0-2 defeat by Madagascar on Sunday and camp sources said he has not been able to move freely since then.
Mikel Obi joins Turkish club
Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has officially joined Turkish club Trabzonspor. “A 2 + 1-year agreement was signed with the free captain of the Nigerian National Team, Professional Footballer John Mikel Obi, with one-year option to transfer to our club,” a statement on Trabzonspor’s official website read The 32-year-old midfielder, who is presently in…
Efe Ambrose tips Mikel to make the difference for Eagles in Egypt
John Obi Mikel has vast experience and will make the difference for Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, says Efe Ambrose, reports goal.com. Mikel, skipper of Gernot Rohr’s men, helped the Super Eagles win the competition in South Africa 2013, and will be aiming to lead the team to victory in Egypt. Nigeria…
It's sad to see ex-players criticise the team - Mikel Obi
With the Super Eagles preparing for the 2019 African Cup of Nations set to kick off in a few weeks, captain of the team, John Mikel Obi has expressed his disappointment at ex-players that criticise the team. "When you see ex-players do that to players who love this country, who can do anything for this…
2019 AFCON preparations: Mikel, five others arrive Asaba
Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi and five other players have arrived in Asaba, Delta capital, for preparations for the 2019 AFCON tournament holding in Egypt between June 21 and July 19. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other players that arrived with Mikel are Leon Balogun, Moses Simon, Jamilu Collins and Ola Aina.…
Mikel’s presence in Eagles will boost young players, says Udeze
Former International, Ifeanyi Udeze has described as a good omen the inclusion of Mikel Obi in the Super Eagles’ 25-man provisional list for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding between June 21 and July 19 in Egypt.
Mikel rues “unlucky’’ Middlesborough’s missed chances
Nigeria and Middlesbrough midfielder Mikel Obi on Wednesday expressed his disappointment over Middlesbrough’s inability to convert their several goalscoring chances.
Super Eagles’ young players can win African Nations Cup, says Ekong
Super Eagles’ defender, William Troost-Ekong believes the young players in the Nigerian team can win the 2019 African Nations Cup in Egypt this year...
Mikel Obi talks early days in Chelsea, says Mourinho "killed me"
Former Chelsea midfielder and Nigeria international John Obi Mikel said he was quite slow to the pace expected of him by Jose Mourinho in his early days at the club. "Got sent off on my first game. Mourinho killed me. The speed of the game took me a while to understand it," Mikel said in…