Former Super Eagles assistant coach Joe Erico has stated that John Obi Mikel’s return to the national team is a blessing after been included in the list of 25 players drawn up for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
Erico speaking in a chat with www.brila.net said the team will benefit from Mikel’s experience in the national team and wouldn’t have it tough fitting into the team seamlessly having been part of this same team to the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia.
“I think it’s going to be a blessing in the camp because going by Mikel’s experience and the chemistry in the team because that is the same team that went to the world cup, I think they understand themselves very well and Mikel will definitely be the leader.
It’s not compulsory that he plays but he is going to assist the coaches in taking care of the team.”
Mikel’s return to the national team is coming long after the Eagles’ elimination at the world cup where he last graced the pitch for Nigeria in the 2-1 defeat to Argentina.
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