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    Akpeyi, Osimhen, Mikel… TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Osimhen, Mikel… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs over the weekend - some impressed, others flopped, and many were lost in the activities. Here are the top performers who made TheCable's team of the week. Daniel Akpeyi Chiefs picked up a 1-1 draw at Black Leopards thanks to the number one keeper who produced series of smart saves. Shehu Abdullahi If [...]

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    Mikel labels Eden Hazard ‘the laziest player I’ve ever played with’

Mikel labels Eden Hazard ‘the laziest player I’ve ever played with’

John Obi Mikel, former Super Eagles midfielder, says Eden Hazard, his former teammate at Chelsea FC, "is the laziest player I have ever played alongside". The Belgian captain, who played alongside Mikel for five years at the Stamford Bridge, has been criticised by the ex-Eagles leader for his lethargic attitude in training during their time together. Hazard was the leading light in [...]

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    ‘I started and finished in Egypt’ — Mikel quits international football

‘I started and finished in Egypt’ — Mikel quits international football

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has called it quits with his international football career. Mikel made the announcement on his official Instagram handle on Thursday, a day after the Eagles won the third-place match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The 32-year-old said he started his career in Egypt in 2003, and is hanging his boot at the same location [...]

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    Mikel moves to Turkey, joins Onazi, Nwaekeme at Trabzonspor

Mikel moves to Turkey, joins Onazi, Nwaekeme at Trabzonspor

John Obi Mikel has joined Turkish Super ligue side, Trabzonspor FC, on a two year deal. The Super Eagles captain has an option of renewing for another year, the club website said on Monday. “A 2 + 1 year agreement was signed with the free captain of the Nigerian National Team, Professional Footballer John Mikel Obi, with one-year option to transfer to [...]

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AFCON 2019: We didn’t play well against Madagascar, we need to improve our game, says Mikel

Captain of the Super Eagles, John Obi Mikel has admitted that the team need to up their game after a 2-0 loss to debutants, Madagascar at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Mikel further admitted to TheCable that the Eagles had a shambolic outing against Barea on Sunday at the Alexandria stadium on Sunday. The former Chelsea midfielder however urged the team [...]

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    Egypt 2019 may be my last Afcon, says Mikel

Egypt 2019 may be my last Afcon, says Mikel

John Obi Mikel has revealed that 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt may be his last for the Super Eagles. The 14 –year veteran with the Eagles who had been out of the team since the end of the 2018 Fifa World Cup finals in Russia said he does not want to overstay his welcome. Mikel won the Man-of-the-Match award in [...]

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Int’l Friendly: Zimbabwe hold Super Eagles for the third time

Super Eagles were held to a 0-0 draw for the third time by Zimbabwe in their first tune up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations(Afcon) at the Stephen Keshi stadium, Asaba, Delta state. The encounter between the two Afcon bound countries marked the return of John Mikel Obi into the team after missing out in seven successive matches [...]

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Middlesbrough confirms Mikel exit from club after expiration of short term deal

Middlesbrough has confirmed the departure of John Obi Mikel from the club after the end of the 2018/2019 season. According to a release on Middlesbrough website on Thursday, Mikel and three others will be a free agent after the club decided not to renew their contracts. "Stewart Downing, Dimi Konstantopoulos, Andy Lonergan and John Obi Mikel are set to become free agents this [...]

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    Rohr: Mikel told me he is not ready to return to Super Eagles

Rohr: Mikel told me he is not ready to return to Super Eagles

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has stated that he is not rushing the recall of Middlesbrough midfielder John Obi Mikel to the senior national team. The Eagles skipper has reportedly asked to be excused from national team duties due to fitness issues. Mikel last featured for the three-time African champions in a 2-1 loss to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup [...]

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    Mikel: Promotion with Middlesborough will be one of my greatest achievements

Mikel: Promotion with Middlesborough will be one of my greatest achievements

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, says gaining promotion to the English Premier League with his championship side, Middlesborough, will be one of the greatest achievements of his career. Mikel joined Middlesborough on a short term deal in the January transfer window after a two-year stint with the Chinese side, Tianjin Teda. Since the Nigerian midfielder moved to the Riverside stadium, the [...]

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    Mikel joins Championship side Middlesbrough

Mikel joins Championship side Middlesbrough

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has joined English Championship side, Middlesbrough, until the end of the season. The club on Thursday announced the signing of the 31-year-old former Chelsea midfielder. Mikel became a free agent in November 2018 after a two-year stint with Chinese Super League side, Tianjin Teda. Middlesbrough coach, Tony Pulis, said Mikel is a quality player. "I'm pleased to [...]

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    Mikel back to England, set to join Middlesbrough

Mikel back to England, set to join Middlesbrough

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has agreed on personal terms with Middlesbrough and is undergoing a medical at the club. The Nigeria international held talks with Boro manager Tony Pulis at the Middlesbrough training ground last week and is now close to signing a short-term deal with the Championship club," Sun UK reports. Mikel's two-year contract with a Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA, [...]

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    Mikel linked with Fenerbache move after Tianjin Teda exit

Mikel linked with Fenerbache move after Tianjin Teda exit

John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain, has been linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig outfit, Fenerbache. Mikel cancelled his contract with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda, on Thursday. According to L'equipe, the 31-year-old refused to go with the Chinese outfit on their pre-season training in Spain. He was said to have subsequently announced his departure from the club. Mikel, who made 31 appearances for [...]

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    Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week. The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week. They are; Francis Uzoho He was constantly tested and stood up to everything. He denied Real Zaragoza on several occasions. Godswill Ekpolo The Barcelona product made crucial tackles and frustrated the Dalkurd attackers with ease. He also supported the attack whenever [...]

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    Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, is set to miss the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles. This was made known on Thursday by national team manager, Gernot Rohr, who spoke to Kwese Sports. Rohr said the Tianjin TEDA of China midfielder called him to withdraw from possible selection because he just recently returned from injury and would need to concentrate [...]

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    Mikel has not called me in five years, says father

Mikel has not called me in five years, says father

The father of Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi says his son has not called him in over five years. Pa Obi said his relationship with the football star is fraught with "issues" and that he has made several attempts to "fix it" to no avail. Mikel's father said he is a target of kidnappers because they believe he has access to [...]

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