Sam Sodje backs Mikel to lead Boro’s promotion quest

Sam Sodje backs Mikel to lead Boro’s promotion quest

Former Super Eagles defender Samuel Sodje has hailed the current Nigeria Super Eagles Skipper John Mikel Obi over his move to the EFL Championship with Middlesbrough.

Speaking in a telephone chat with’s Anthony Bekederemo from his base in the United Kingdom, Sodje said the move to Riverside Stadium is a good one for the Captain’s fitness.


‘I think he has made the right move at this time for his age and for the club’s ambitions’


‘The championship is the strongest division in England, it will definitely help his fitness’ the former Reading star Sodje added.


Mikel Obi has won virtually everything in English football and even Europe after winning the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League with Chelsea in 2012 and 2013 respectively.


Mikel, who left Chelsea for the Chinese League two seasons ago terminated his contract at Tianjin TEDA for personal reasons for a return to England.


The Super Eagles Skipper made his Middlesbrough debut against Newport in the Emirates FA Cup on Friday night.

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