Is Mikel Obi retired? Gernot Rohr disrespected Eagles captain fans react

Is Mikel Obi retired? Gernot Rohr disrespected Eagles captain fans react

So what’s the big deal about a jersey number?

Apparently, a humongous one for Super Eagles fans, who aren’t happy about the decision of the Head Coach, Gernot Rohr issuing an iconic number to a debutant.

A day after his debut for the Eagles in a 3-1 win over Seychelles in the final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Paul Onuachu paid a tribute to Legendary Austin Okocha.

 


 

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The 25-year-old posted a picture of the former Eagles captain in the iconic number 10 jersey with a crown emoji, as homage to the former midfielder.

 

Perhaps, in reference to his first senior team jersey number, when he was introduced in the 65th minute.

 

Meanwhile, current captain Mikel Obi has also recently been issued the same number and wore it at the World Cup in Russia last June.

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Still active in the national team; as often confirmed by Rohr himself, the idea of another player in team picking the shirt number in the absence of the captain peeved fans.

 

On social media, Eagles fans reacted angrily to the decision, with a facebook users describing it as a “disrespect” to the 31-year-old midfielder.

 

Kpagyang Meshach: Simon Pls has mikel retired from international football?

 

Uchenna Udegbunam: Mikel has not retired from the national team,so giving some one a captain’s jersey number is desrespectful.You can’t do that to Messi or Ronaldo

 

Dani Milez: Since mikel isnt retired yet the No 10 should have been reserved

 

So, what do you think?

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    Godwin 1 year

    We deserve respect to our captain obi Mikel,,,, Rohr

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    Temitope ADEBAJO 1 year

    What is disrespectful about a shirt number. The man simple did what he has to for his team to move forward….pls forget the idea! no space is reserved for anybody…..you come for the game and found good to take the number, then it’s yours.

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    Taimtn 1 year

    Nonsense. Mikel has been out of that team since the Russian campaign. Does anyone think Nigeria will stand still and wait his return? If he comes back, fine but he has to fight for that jersey

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    Owan A 1 year

    Is truly disrespectful I at sift with the follow fans. Ronaldo have not been play with Portugal national team but they coach have never try to give his Jersey number to any Portugal players. Why here in Nigeria his happen. If it was In his own country will he do that?

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    Bobby Kyle 1 year

    Although the Nigerian national team lack so much wisdom and knowledge with cooperation. The solution for a better national team for Nigeria will be until the whole management and board is being flush out. Sentiment and tribalism is pointer. It is an insult to print someone’s burial programme while the person is still alive.

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