Friday, July 12, 2019

Tag "John Obi Mikel"

    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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    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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    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 UzohoHe was constantly tested and stood up to everything. He denied Real Zaragoza on several occasions.Godswill EkpoloThe 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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    Mikel: I was told about my father’s abduction hours before Argentina game

Mikel: I was told about my father’s abduction hours before Argentina game

Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi says he was informed of his father's abduction a few hours before Nigeria played Argentina in a World Cup group game.Pa Michael Obi, Mikel's father, was rescued on Monday after being kidnapped for the second time in seven years.The police had said Pa Obi and his driver, John Ishaya, were abducted on Makurdi-Enugu Road on [...]

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    Mikel: Our youthfulness, energy will help us against Croatia

Mikel: Our youthfulness, energy will help us against Croatia

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, says the youthfulness and energy of the Super Eagles team will be the key factor to winning Saturday’s game against Croatia. [...]

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    World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

From 30 to 25, and now, we have Gernot Rohr's final World Cup squad comprising 23 players.TheCable takes a look at the anointed soldiers heading to Russia to fight for Nigeria. GOALKEEPERS Francis Uzoho (19, Deportivo La Coruna) Five capsThe former Golden Eaglets reserve goalie made his Eagles debut in a 4-2 win over Argentina in November 2017. He is expected to [...]

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    Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Ten days ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the jersey numbers of Gernot Rohr's 23-man squad have been unveiled.The squad numbers were revealed by the Super Eagles Twitter handle on Monday with a bland music at the background of the video.Captain John Mikel Obi will retain number 10, Victor Moses is number 11, Odion Ighalo is 9 while Kelechi [...]

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    England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

The Super Eagles and the Three Lions will battle for bragging rights at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.It will be the Eagles' penultimate friendly match before heading to Russia for the World Cup.The Nigerian team was average against DR Congo on Monday; a match where Gernot Rohr paired Joel Obi and Oghenekaro Etebo in central midfield and utilised Tyrone [...]

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    Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the provisional list on Monday.Apart from the usual suspects, Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) highest goal scorer, was included in the list. Super Eagles 30-man provisional World Cup squad Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, [...]

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