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Hope Akpan: Mikel Is My Inspiration In Eagles Camp

Hope Akpan: Mikel Is My Inspiration In Eagles Camp

Reading FC midfielder Hope Akpan who made his international debut in the Super Eagles 3-1 win over Sudan on Wednesday has hailed the impact of Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi, in his integration into the Eagles fold.

Akpan took to Twitter to praise the leadership quality of the Eagles star who assisted Ahmed Musa to score the first of his two goals.


“This guy Mikel) made it easy for me. I learnt a lot in a short space of time. (Mikel) is a true professional,” Akpan tweeted as he posted a picture of himself and his Eagles ‘hero’ in the dressing room after the victory over the Falcons of Jediane.

The Eagles’ next games in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers are against Congo and South Africa on 15th and 19th November respectively.


South Africa were held goaless by Congo in the second Group A game played on Wednesday. The Bafana Bafana are currently top of the log with 8 points and followed in second place by Congo who have 7 points.

Nigeria are third with 4 points while Sudan are bottom of the table with 3 points.

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