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Victor Ikpeba: Super Eagles great in draw against Ukraine

Former Nigeria international forward Victor Ikpeba has commended the performance of the Super Eagles in the international friendly game against Ukraine in Dnipro which ended in a 2-2 draw on Tuesday.
John Obi Mikel and Caleb Ekuban's Trabzonspor have advanced to the group stage of the 2019-20 Uefa Europa League despite a 2-0 loss to AEK Athens on Thursday.

Mikel Obi’s Trabzonspor advance into Uefa Europa League group stage

John Obi Mikel and Caleb Ekuban's Trabzonspor have advanced to the group stage of the 2019-20 Uefa Europa League despite a 2-0 loss to AEK Athens on Thursday.
John Obi Mikel partner and mother of his twin daughters Olga Diyachenko has threatened to dump former Super Eagles captain over transfer move to Turkish giant Trabzonspor this summer.

Mikel Obi’s partner threatens to dump ex-Super Eagles skipper

John Obi Mikel partner and mother of his twin daughters Olga Diyachenko has threatened to dump former Super Eagles captain over transfer move to Turkish giant Trabzonspor this summer.

Wilfred Ndidi: How Mikel Obi became my idol as upcoming footballer

Wilfred Ndidi says former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi was a big inspiration to him while he was still learning the ropes as a young footballer.
Heartland appear undecided about recalling experienced goalkeeper, Ebele Obi – the immediate senior brother of former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, as well as former captain and midfielder Julius Ubido.

Heartland undecided on Ebele Obi, Julius Ubido

Heartland appear undecided about recalling experienced goalkeeper, Ebele Obi – the immediate senior brother of former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, as well as former captain and midfielder Julius Ubido.
“Caleb Ekuban and our new transfer Obi Mikel, who are in the national teams of their countries due to the Africa Cup, passed the health check,” reads a tweet on Trabzonspor’s official Twitter handle.

Mikel Obi starts training with Trabzonspor after successful medical

Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has started training with his new Turkish Super Lig club, Trabzonspor, following the successful completion of his medical.
Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel arrived in Istanbul airport as Turkish Super Lig outfit, Trabzonspor fans get excited.

Mikel Obi receives warm reception from Trabzonspor fans on arrival in Turkey

Trabzonspor signing John Obi Mikel was welcomed to Turkey by fans who were cheering and singing his name at the airport.
Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel arrived in Istanbul airport as Turkish Super Lig outfit, Trabzonspor fans get excited.

Fans get excited at airport as Mikel lands in Turkey

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel arrived in Istanbul airport as Turkish Super Lig outfit, Trabzonspor, fans get excited.

Ike Shorunmu: Long distance flights affected Odion Ighalo

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper and ex-assistant coach Ike Shorunmu has expressed sympathy with Odion Jude Ighalo over the injury copped by the Shanghai Shenhua of China striker during the third-place match of the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, adding that long-distance flights from his base must have caused his national team retirement.
Former Nigeria Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi is expected in Austria to join Turkish club, Trabzonspor on a Pre Season tour ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign.

Mikel Obi heads for Austria for pre-season tour with Trabzonspor

Former Nigeria Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi is expected in Austria to join Turkish club Trabzonspor on a Pre Season tour ahead of the 2019/2020 campaign.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

FIFA congratulates Mikel Obi for an amazing career

Federation of International Football (FIFA) have paid tribute to Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi who announced his international retirement at the Africa Cup of Nations which ended on Friday.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

Samuel Chukwueze: Super Eagles will miss Mikel Obi

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze says erstwhile captain of the side, John Mikel Obi will be missed by teammates following his retirement from international football.
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo celebrated his goalscoring feat in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with his teammates ahead of their friendly game against Egypt.

Why Odion Ighalo quit Super Eagles after Afcon

Constant abuse and undue criticism of Odion Ighalo and his family members forced the Shanghai Shenhua forward to retire from international football, the player has reiterated.
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.

Mikel Obi: Poor Nigeria ending does not damage legendary status

As Nigerian football came out of its golden age in the latter part of the noughties, the larger-than-life personalities that had defined that era began to recede.
Odion Jude Ighalo of Nigeria celebrates goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, 3rd and 4th place match between Tunisia and Nigeria at Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 17 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Odion Ighalo joins Mikel Obi, quits international football

Mikel announced his decision to stop playing for the Super Eagles via a message on instagram on Thursday afternoon, and Ighalo has followed in the former skipper’s footsteps in a move that will shock handler of the side, Gernot Rohr.
Super Eagles’ defender Chidozie Awaziem believes that the young players in the national team have justified their inclusion in the squad for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

Afcon: Mikel Obi, Chidozie Awaziem out of Super Eagles vs Tunisia clash

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi will play no part in Wednesday’s third place encounter against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia after picking up an injury in training.
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel did not mince words in a post-match interview after the team managed to scrap a lone goal victory over Burundi on Saturday.

Afcon: Gernot Rohr hails Mikel Obi as inspirational leader on, off pitch

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has hailed John Mikel Obi for his leadership traits and motivational role in the team.
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.

Mikel Obi: This is my last Afcon

Captain John Mikel Obi has vowed to make his last Africa Cup of Nations one to remember for Nigeria and believes his presence in the squad could be a crucial factor in their bid for success.

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