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Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Ritzy10(f): 6:43am On Oct 31, 2018
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has stated that he remains fully committed to the national team and will make himself available for selection once he sorts out his ‘physical and fitness issues’.

The Tianjin TEDA midfield maestro, who has not been in action for Nigeria since the World Cup in June, emphasised that he will keep supporting the Eagles as they look to seal their place in the 2019 AFCON billed for Cameroon.

“I’m still not ready to come back yet. Still have some physical and fitness issues. I wish the team well and will always do.

“My commitment to the national team remains 100%; I still remain a part of the team and will always support the lads. The Nations Cup remains our ultimate goal for now and we are just one point away from reaching that target,” Mikel told AOIFootball.

Gernot Rohr had earlier revealed that Mikel’s exclusion from the team is down to his own decision and that the 31-year-old is to determine when he will return to international duty.

More below:

https://zenithnaija.com/mikel-obi-finally-breaks-silence-after-being-omitted-from-super-eagles-squad/

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by yenereal(m): 6:47am On Oct 31, 2018
Noted.
Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by swiz123(m): 6:52am On Oct 31, 2018
His return would be a many step backwards for Nigeria; this team is better without him.

I'd never fully understand why he didn't follow Moses' path following their insipid World Cup displays.

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Seconsol92(m): 6:52am On Oct 31, 2018
Mikel should just retire let young boys play ball

See my signature

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Ehiscotch(m): 6:52am On Oct 31, 2018
I like how he is giving the other boys room to shine while working on his fitness and everything. Victor Moses should also have asked for a time-out rather than an outright retirement.

The last time we played SA we suffered from their absence; this time it's even worse as there will be no Ndidi due to suspension .

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by nony43(m): 6:52am On Oct 31, 2018
He is playing nothing. Truth be told

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Nobody: 6:53am On Oct 31, 2018
Bossu grin
Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by kenbee(m): 6:53am On Oct 31, 2018
Mikel

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Realname: 6:54am On Oct 31, 2018
NOBODY CARES about his absence he wasn't missed

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Justpassingby2(m): 6:54am On Oct 31, 2018
I no say you dey try... but for now.. Abeg leave the boys wey fit "die there". N.a. those sets we need now

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by OsuMustGo: 6:54am On Oct 31, 2018
He should goan fùck himself


He has always been overrated

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by markidoo(m): 6:54am On Oct 31, 2018
He scored, but they lost.
Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by dominique(f): 6:55am On Oct 31, 2018
Even if he sorts out "physical and fitness issues", he can't have the form of the youngsters currently in the squad. This is the time for him to honourably retire

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Madukaele(m): 6:56am On Oct 31, 2018
Mikel isn't the Mikel we know

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Justine2Sweet: 6:56am On Oct 31, 2018
Mikel has paid his dues,

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by b0rn2fuck(m): 6:57am On Oct 31, 2018
The Young ones should be good enough for winning, we need strength,physical or speed demon before calamity that before Germany and Spain by failures to gather some new generation players like sweden before us.

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Nobody: 6:58am On Oct 31, 2018
keep playing bro. Xavi, Alonso, Pirlo, Maldini and so kept playing til dia midle and late thirty.

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by adisabarber(m): 6:58am On Oct 31, 2018
Why not cone and let the team doctors assess you.

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Mariangeles: 6:59am On Oct 31, 2018
swiz123:
His return would be a many step backwards for Nigeria; this team is better without him.

I'd never fully understand why he didn't follow Moses' path following their insipid World Cup displays.
I disagree ...what Mikel brings to the team is more than what is displayed on the turf
Mikel quitting the team would be a great loss to the nation

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Yabaleftstudent: 7:00am On Oct 31, 2018
the one way no Sabi anything.... bakayoko jr brother
Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by itchie: 7:00am On Oct 31, 2018
Nigeria still needs Mikel in that midfield position

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by correctguy101(m): 7:00am On Oct 31, 2018
Overestimated skipper lols

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by clerkent(m): 7:01am On Oct 31, 2018
For me mikel have don his part in super eagle.not the young frustrated man that retire in the name of building club carer yet he is choping bench week in week out.

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Bigjoe15: 7:01am On Oct 31, 2018
Pls don't come back we don't need u too slow with d ball can't run ND win tackles can't shoot or score Ndidi is more preferable in dat position

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by chii8(f): 7:01am On Oct 31, 2018
Ok...But for the records,Mikel is not 31,his mother's last child (girl) should be around that age he is claiming...sometimes too much age modification is affecting these African players.

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Eseose9(f): 7:02am On Oct 31, 2018
dominique:
Even if he sorts out "physical and fitness issues", he can't have the form of the youngsters currently in the squad. This is the time for him to honourably retire

I think that is what he is trying to do. Beacuse if you announced his retirement fans will come for him cos they still think we need his leadership So he is using withdrawal methood

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by tossie101(f): 7:02am On Oct 31, 2018
I love u baby
Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by correctguy101(m): 7:03am On Oct 31, 2018
itchie:
Nigeria still needs Mikel in that midfield position

Aye, to spoil and slow down each supposed counter attack and pass the ball back.

The team will surely miss the negro grin

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by emmie14: 7:05am On Oct 31, 2018
swiz123:
His return would be a many step backwards for Nigeria; this team is better without him.

I'd never fully understand why he didn't follow Moses' path following their insipid World Cup displays.

Is not true. Mikel is highly needed
.

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by officialJP(m): 7:06am On Oct 31, 2018
Funke funke, tell dat man not to come again his time is gone

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Re: Mikel Obi Finally Breaks Silence After Being Omitted From Super Eagles Squad by Ranchhoddas: 7:06am On Oct 31, 2018
Since when did Mikel become a "midfield maestro"? That otu!
Nothing person never read for this Nairaland!

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