Akpan: Mikel Is A True Professional

Akpan: Mikel Is A True Professional

Newly capped Super Eagles central midfielder Hope Akpan has hailed the massive role played by John Obi Mikel in his intregation to the team in Wednesday’s 3-1 African Cup of Nations Qualifying victory over Sudan.

The Reading star made a full match duration debut for the senior national side and praised the impact made by the former Flying Eagles midfielder.

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He wrote on his official twitter handle @hopeakpan: “This guy (Mikel) made it easy for me. Learnt a lot in short space of time. True Professional.”

“Delighted is an understatement. I have realised a small dream today (Wednesday) making my debut for @NGSuperEagles.”

The 23-year-old received his first call-up to the Nigerian national team in October 2014.

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