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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.

Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi retires from international football

After leading Nigeria to third place at Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi has announced his retired from international football.
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.
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.
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.

Mikel Obi joins Turkish club Trabzonspor

The 32-year-old midfielder, who is presently in Egypt with the Nigeria national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, has signed a contract for two years with an option for an additional year.
Joseph Yobo, former Super Eagles defender, has urged the Nigerian side to raise their game ahead of their Round of 16 game at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Afcon: Super Eagles skipper reveals who caused shock 2-0 loss to Madagascar

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has blamed himself and his teammates for the team’s not-too-good performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt so far.
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.

Gernot Rohr recalls Mikel Obi, William Troost-Ekong against Madagascar

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has recalled the team’s captain John Mikel Obi and centre-back William Troost-Ekong for today’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against the Barea of Madagascar.
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: Mikel Obi is good leader, motivates us on and off the pitch – Oghenekaro...

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has described Nigeria captain, John Obi Mikel, as a ‘good leader’ performs his role on and off the pitch.
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.

Mikel Obi: Super Eagles lucky to beat determined Burundi

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has heaped plaudits on Burundi players for their battling display in Saturday’s Group B clash at the Alexandria Stadium.
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: Burundi were too hard to crack – Mikel Obi

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.
Odion Ighalo will spend the next two weeks on the sidelines, which would not threaten his chances of making his Africa Cup of Nations debut, according to reports.

AFCON: Super Eagles defeat Burundi 1-0 in Alexandria

Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations campaign got off to a winning start on Saturday as they edged out Burundi 1-0.
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: I want to win Nigeria’s fourth AFCON title with Super Eagles

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi hopes he can help the team claim a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt after finishing in third position with the side the last time the North Africans hosted the tournament in 2006.
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: I don’t eat Eba

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has expressed his preference for Chinese food over Nigerian popular food, Eba.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has warned the Super Eagles not to take any time for granted at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

AFCON: NFF issues strong warning to Super Eagles, speaks on bonus payments

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has warned the Super Eagles not to take any time for granted at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Former Nigeria utility defender, Ambrose Efe has backed John Mikel Obi to lead the current generation of Super Eagles players to AFCON glory in Egypt.

AFCON: Efe Ambrose backs Super Eagles to repeat 2013 heroic display in Egypt

Former Nigeria utility defender Ambrose Efe has backed John Mikel Obi to lead the current generation of Super Eagles players to AFCON glory in Egypt.
Mohamed Salah’s introduction played a major role in Egypt defeating Guinea 3-1 in Alexandria in their final friendly before the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Sunday.

AFCON: Fit and firing Mo Salah carries hopes of hosts Egypt

Ahead of Liverpool's Champions League final victory over Tottenham, Mohamed Salah, glanced at a photograph to draw up pain and fuel his already burning desire
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.

AFCON: Eagles ready to soar – Mikel Obi

After more than two weeks of intensive preparations, John Obi Mikel, says the Super Eagles are ready for their opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against the Swallows of Burundi on Saturday in Alexandria.

Mikel Obi: I was never away from the Eagles

Super Eagles’ captain Mikel John Obi has revealed that he was never away from the National team despite missing majority of the county’s matches during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Torino exercised their option to buy Ola Aina from Chelsea for £8.7 million ($11m) after a successful campaign on loan, but this season has done more than secure a long-term club - it also sees the 22-year-old make the African Cup of Nations after disappointingly missing out on the World Cup.

Ola Aina: I want to win AFCON with Nigeria after pain of missing World...

Torino exercised their option to buy Ola Aina from Chelsea for £8.7 million ($11m) after a successful campaign on loan, but this season has done more than secure a long-term club - it also sees the 22-year-old make the African Cup of Nations after disappointingly missing out on the World Cup.

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