Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel is back in training and is in contention for a place in the starting line up for Nigeria Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash with South Africa at Cairo Stadium.
The 32 year old inspirational midfielder missed his country‘s round of 16 win over holders Cameroon last Saturday due to knee injurywhich has threatened to keep him out of the tournament.
The player took part in light training with the rest of squad on Monday ahead of the crunch tie with the Bafana Bafana after he limping off in Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat to Madagascar.
However, it’s unlikely that team’s technical crew led by Gernot Rohrwill hand him a starting shirt against the South Africans , which means he will have to settle for a place on the bench.
Mikel has played just two of the four Super Eagles matches in the ongoing tournament and failed to complete 90 minutes on both occasions.
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