Mikel Injured, Set To Miss Eagles’ Second Round Tie

Mikel Injured,  Set To Miss Eagles’ Second Round Tie

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi is set to miss the side’s Round of 16 game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to a knee injury, Completesports.com reports.

Mikel, who has just signed a two-year contract with Turkish Super Lig outfit, Trabzonspor copped the injury in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to the Barea of Madagascar.

The former Chelsea midfielder missed a recovery training on Monday morning with a swelling in his knee and is now expected to be out for at least a week.

Mikel has made two appearances for the Super Eagles at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

His performances have however come under scrutiny due to his failure to make much impact in the two games.

Mikel failed to complete 90 minutes in both matches and was left on the substitute bench in Nigeria’s second game against the Syli Nationale of Guinea.

The Super Eagles are still waiting to know the identity of their second round opponent which could be arch rivals Ghana or next door neighbours, Benin Republic. Guinea-Bissau are also in contention for the Group C second position.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • staco 5 years ago

    Good news

    • Ndubuisi 5 years ago

      So sorry Mr Mikel wish you quick recovering even though you have under performed but any who rejoices cos of your misfortune is evil and must be condemned by all.

    • Oakfield 5 years ago

      @staco,u are evil….this is the same way people would rejoice at ur misfortunes.

  • Edoman 5 years ago

    He is not injured. Told you Mikel is faking it. He should not have played at all. He has not got it anymore. He should let go now. He look a lot like the shadow of his former self. l really feel sorry for him now. l do.

  • his faking it my brother ipo man na Turkey he mind day now useless guy

  • MD. Cox 5 years ago

    fake injury, This guy should be left out of Super Eagle, is faking the injury, Is the most useless midfielder in present eagle squad

  • Ara Nkita 5 years ago

    Sorry bro….Quick recovery!

    But its actually a blessing in disguise.

    So painful that you misplaced a more younger and fit guy.

    All the same,please get well soonest.

  • Bomboy 5 years ago

    When a few of us dared to suggest Mikel should be left out of the squad, the reaction from fans here was monumental. Now their eyes don open.

  • Dannyblaq 5 years ago

    Better for him to miss than to cause further nightmare.

  • guys dont forget that it was passion that brought him back to the team so lets try to respect our heroes, he was motivated to come and join our fourth title chase unfurtunately he hasnt didnt deliver. to me
    he is still obi perempe obi perempe / i still believe he will lift this cup before saying goodbye to the team, please lets not hurt this man with our coments i think its enough already

  • Presh 5 years ago

    All of you against Mikel are evil. You all from the days of Okocha and co, you all will condemn players when they are in service, who knows what is in his mind, he maybe playing not to get injured so he gets a good deal. Now it’s done, we have qualified. You all are all coaches Nigerians fans know it all. Well done John Mikel wish you speedy recovery and hopefully we be in the finals. 

  • Oakfield 5 years ago

    Wish u a speedy recovery, General Mikel Obi. Nigerian fans are a bunch of ingrates, surprised at the wicked comments of some people who call themselves humans. You ain’t humans but beasts! This is a guy who has sacrificed a lot for his country, how funny some people have forgotten the past in a flash. He needs our encouragement and not all these wicked and evil words from people who once sang his praises. Super eagles bounce back and all you wicked beasts that have been silent for a very long time now shall be put to shame. I shall save ur names and comments and repost them when the time comes. Lots of hypocrites and sycophants here.

  • staco 5 years ago

    @Oakfield am not evil i dont have anything agaist mikel he is my brother. The truth is that mike is not fit to play. with this injury let him seat at the bench and work with the coach.

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