Super Eagles Skipper Mikel Obi could miss AFCON 2019

Super Eagles Skipper Mikel Obi could miss AFCON 2019

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has reiterated his decision to invite players who are fit and are playing regularly in their clubs as the preparation for the June 2019 AFCON tourney gets underway.

The 65-year old Eagles handler would not mind if the injured captain of the Super Eagles, Mikel Obi is sidelined for the next year AFCON tourney holding in Cameroon in the bid to ensure adherence and total compliance on his watchword to ensure a formidable Eagles for the tourney.


“I respect Mikel, he has done a lot for the national team.


“He is always in the team’s plan but he has to be playing regularly like other players that would eventually be invited and must be fit,” Rohr said.


Mikel is currently on vacation in Nigeria but has been sidelined in the last two national assignment which included the away crucial AFCON qualifier against South Africa and the Uganda international warm-up match in Asaba because of injury.

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    BigD 2 years

    Sensationalist headline. Chinese league has ended and he’s on holiday. The league will start before AFCON 2019, and there’s every likelihood he will be fit and playing after his vacation. He’s getting the rest he needs now

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