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Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has become Nigeria’s top record signing and costliest player following his dramatic £35m (€37.9m) shock transfer deadline day switch to Everton from Arsenal.

Alex Iwobi now Nigeria’s costliest player ever after £35 million move to Everton

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has become Nigeria’s top record signing and costliest player following his dramatic £35m (€37.9m) shock transfer deadline day switch to Everton from Arsenal.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has picked Senegal, Tunisia and host nation Egypt as favourites for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

Gernot Rohr names the AFCON’s three favourites

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has picked Senegal, Tunisia and host nation Egypt as favourites for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that he faces a selection headache as his team step up preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations starting June 21 in Egypt.

AFCON: Gernot Rohr faces selection headache as Super Eagles intensify training

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that he faces a selection headache as his team step up preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations starting June 21 in Egypt.
John Obi Mikel leads Super Eagles first training section at the Stephen Keshi Stadium as Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo arrived Asaba ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nation in Egypt. 2

AFCON: Twenty Super Eagles players train in Asaba

Twenty players participated in the Super Eagles’ training session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba Delta State on Monday.
[fILE] Nigeria's German coach Gernot Rohr looks on during a training session at Essentuki Arena in Yessentuki, southern Russia, on June 18, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament.-br --PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Gernot Rohr insists on Mikel Obi as captain

Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr has praised Chelsea legend Obi Mikel after the midfielder’s early arrival at the national team’s get-together in Asaba.
John Obi Mikel leads Super Eagles first training section at the Stephen Keshi Stadium as Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo arrived Asaba ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nation in Egypt.

In Pictures: Mikel Obi leads Super Eagles stars to 1st training section

John Obi Mikel leads Super Eagles first training section at the Stephen Keshi Stadium as Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo arrived Asaba ahead of 2019 Africa Cup of Nation in Egypt.
John Obi Mikel admits he didn’t contemplate the prospect of Boro missing out on the top six when he signed – but the midfielder has still loved his “amazing” time at the club.

Middlesbrough confirm Mikel Obi departure

Championship side Middlesbrough have confirmed the departure of John Obi Mikel from the Riverside Stadium.
John Obi Mikel admits he didn’t contemplate the prospect of Boro missing out on the top six when he signed – but the midfielder has still loved his “amazing” time at the club.

Norwich, Sheffield Wednesday target Mikel Obi

Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel is been tracked by newly promoted English Premier League club, Norwich City, ahead of the 2019/20 English Premier League season.
John Obi Mikel admits he didn’t contemplate the prospect of Boro missing out on the top six when he signed – but the midfielder has still loved his “amazing” time at the club.

Mikel Obi backs Middlesbrough to bounce back

John Obi Mikel admits he didn’t contemplate the prospect of Boro missing out on the top six when he signed – but the midfielder has still loved his “amazing” time at the club.
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel scored his first Championship goal and DR Congo's Britt Assombalonga was also on target as Middlesbrough defeated Rotherham United 2-1 in Sunday's Championship fixture.

John Obi Mikel, Britt Assombalonga score as Middlesbrough end season with a win

Nigeria's John Obi Mikel scored his first Championship goal and DR Congo's Britt Assombalonga was also on target as Middlesbrough defeated Rotherham United 2-1 in Sunday's Championship fixture.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

AFCON: Gernot Rohr slams door on new players

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has insisted he will not bring in new players for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

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