Home Topics John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel

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.
MFM Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu has stated that his side still has a lot of work to do following their 1-0 loss to Enugu Rangers on Sunday.

Heartland to unveil Fidelis Ilechukwu August 5

Executive Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, will on Monday August 5 unveil Fidelis Ilechukwu as the new technical adviser of the state owned Heartland FC.
Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has begun training with his new Turkish Super Lig club, Trabzonspor following the successful completion of his medical.

Ex-Super Eagles skipper begins training with Trabzonspor

Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has begun 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.
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.
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.

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.
Ahmed Musa leads Super Eagles to 2019 AFCON

Afcon: Why I started from the bench against Burundi – Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has explained why he did not start the Africa Cup of Nations opener against Burundi on Saturday evening, admitting that he was not fully fit.
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 coach Gernot Rohr has picked Senegal, Tunisia and host nation Egypt as favourites for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

AFCON: We are not underrating Burundi – Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr has warned Nigeria to be wary of Africa Cup of Nations debutants Burundi as his side begin their bid for a fourth continental crown.
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.

Wilfred Ndidi ‘flattered’ by Manchester United links, but insists focus is on AFCON

Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi has admitted he is “flattered” to be linked with a big money move away from the King Power Stadium, but insists his focus is currently on Nigeria’s bid to win the Africa Cup of Nations.
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.
Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi: Antonio Conte never spoke to me at Chelsea after the Olympics

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel disclosed that former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte left him out of his squad for opting to play for Dream Team VI at the 2016 Olympics.
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: Egypt 2019 may be my last AFCON

John Obi Mikel has revealed that 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt may be his last for the Super Eagles.
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi: My commitment to Nigeria will never change

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has discussed his loyalty to his country ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Recent Stories

APC screens Heineken Lokpobiri, David Lyon, former INEC REC for governorship ticket

The immediate past minister of state, Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Oil magnate and philanthropist, Chief David Lyon and immediate past Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Frankland Briyai, were among five aspirants successfully screened by the All Progressive Congress(APC) for Bayelsa governorship ticket.

SERAP seeks public registers for corrupt governors, others since 1999

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, to swiftly develop and adopt public registers for corrupt state governors and other high-ranking public officials charged with and convicted of grand corruption since the return of democracy in 1999 till date.
Mauro Icardi will not be joining Monaco, the Inter striker's wife and agent Wanda Nara has insisted.

Juventus sporting director rules out move for Mauro Icardi

Juventus are satisfied with the state of their squad and won’t be trying to sign Mauro Icardi from Serie A rivals Inter, according to sporting director Fabio Paratici.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Presidency: President Buhari didn’t prescribe new roles for Abba Kyari, SGF

The Presidency has finally reacted to the criticisms trailing President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to ministers to fix meeting appointments or send enquiries to him through his Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari.
Paul Onuachu has left FC Midtjylland for Belgian top-flight side Genk in a deal reportedly worth €6 million.

We couldn’t afford Paul Onuachu – Gent coach

The Nigeria international joined Gent from FC Midtjylland in a deal worth €6m this season and, Thorup confesses his high transfer fee effectively ruled out a move for the 6ft7in forward.