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Mikel “Sad, Frustrated” To Miss Super Eagles, Serbia Friendly

Mikel “Sad, Frustrated” To Miss Super Eagles, Serbia Friendly

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigeria captain Mikel Obi is disappointed he will not get the chance to represent the country in Tuesday’s friendly encounter against Serbia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


Mikel could not link up with his teammates in Wroclaw for Friday’s friendly game against Poland which they won 1-0 as he was sorting out his work permit in China, where plays for Chinese Premier League club Tiajin Teda.

The midfielder who has been capped 82 times by Nigeria will also miss the game against Serbia due to the same problem.

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The 30-year-old took to Twitter to express his frustration but backed his teammates to record another win as they continue their build-up towards Russia 2018.

“Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control I will not be on the field for our game v Serbia tomorrow. I am sad, and frustrated, but giving my full support to the team for another WIN! 👊🏿🇳🇬 #SoarSuperEagles,” the former Chelsea midfielder wrote on Twitter on Monday.

Tuesday’s game will kick off at 8pm at the Hive, Barnet FC Stadium, London.

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  • God bless our Skippo

  • In as much i am a big fan of Mikel, i am giving him a big stick on this one. was it yesterday, the March friendly dates were announced? or will he be telling us the same story if this renewal is due in June during world cup.
    Abeg, Skippo tell us another story, on this one you messed up big time…. my honest opinion….. wish the rest of the team all the best against Serbia.

    • Do you know how hard it is in renewing visa and work permit in China? Dont talk about things you dont know and dnt blame him because Chinese visa rules are crazy and dey dnt care if you play for heaven you must respect d rules.

  • Germany
    Nigeria 2 – 1 Serbia
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  • Nigeria 3-1 sebia
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  • Arnold 4 years ago

    Is Mikel the only international player in China? So that’s not an excuse. He should have sorted himself out way back before the friendly. So we should leave that story of visa. Maybe he has other issues

  • ojo samuel 4 years ago

    visa dey different for work permit ooo guys…abeg person no feel leave hin meat for mere pomo nw. i still respect you, captain obi john mikel

  • Abdulrazak 4 years ago

    You don’t renew your work permit before the due date. Please, guys let the matter rest. Mike has genuine reasons for not turning get up.

  • Abdulrazak U ve said it all hey guys lets be reasonable for once mikel’s commitment has never been in doubt,respect to u obi boy I love u God bless Nigeria

  • Pls guys, china is unpredictable with regards to visa renewal. Each city or person can determine your fate. Mikel try get out of that place before they mess you up. You are still “hei ren”. Ask others who have been there.

  • No problem guy..another opportunity to try new folks on that position so that we can have a solid backup when u are are tired. Abeg we dnt need mikel agu in this team he has been tried but he performed below expectation.

  • U can only Renew ur work permit when it expires, unfortunately, it coincided with d date of our matches.its not his fault guys