Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has quashed reports of his being injured, saying he is fully fit and ready for Sunday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia at the Levy Nwanawasa Stadium against the Chipolopolo.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had said in his pre-match conference prior to his side’s 2-0 win over Hull City that the 29-year-old was suffering from a muscle injury.
But Mikel who is yet to feature for Chelsea this season told the Super Eagles team’s Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, on Saturday that he is determined to lead his charges to victory.
“I don’t know where the story about my being injured came from. I have no injury,” Mikel is quoted in a Nigeria Football Federation press release made available to Completesportsnigeria.com.
“All the other players and myself are fit and ready and we are determined to start the World Cup race on a winning note.”
Meanwhile, invited players are expected in camp as from Monday with training sessions scheduled for morning and evening each day before departure to Ndola by chartered flight on Friday.