Tag: Mikel Obi

Federal Government appoints Mikel Obi, Youth Ambassador

Former Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi has been appointed by the Federal Government as the Nigerian youth ambassador.  His appointment was disclosed at an event at the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) secretariat in Surulere, Lagos on Friday. Speaking at the event, Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday[Read More…]

2023: Mikel Obi promises support for Yahaya Bello

Former captain of the Super Eagles team, Mikel Obi has pledged his support for any future political ambition of Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. He declared his support while on courtesy visit to the governor in Abuja on Sunday. Obi said that it was time for the Youths to come[Read More…]

“I Was Told They Would Shoot My Dad Instantly” – Mikel Played Against Argentina While Father Was Held For Ransom

by Colin Udoh Football Editor, for KweséESPN   Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel faced Argentina last Tuesday in the knowledge that his father was being held for ransom, but did not tell anyone about it as the kidnappers threatened to shoot “instantly” if authorities were informed. Mikel told KweséESPN that he[Read More…]

John Obi Mikel Says He Wouldn’t Swap His Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze Medal For A Place In Chelsea Team

John Obi Mikel is adamant he would never swap his Olympic bronze medal for a place in Antonio Conte’s team, the player tells TheSun UK Mikel has not played a single minute this season after being frozen out by the Blues’ ruthless new Italian boss. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr even[Read More…]

Conte Punishing Mikel At Chelsea For Playing For Nigeria’s Dream Team V1 Says Eagles Coach

Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr, has blamed John Mikel’s woes at Chelsea on his outing for Nigeria’s Dream Team V1 at the last Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil where the team won bronze. The coach, who spoke yesterday at a press conference in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital,[Read More…]

Mikel Obi Pays $4,000 As Brazil Hotel Holds Dream Team To Ransom Over Bills By Officials

In yet another fresh scandal, Chelsea star Mikel Obi has had to dole out $4,000 to ensure the Nigeria Olympic team caught their flight to Salvador after the hotel in Sao Paulo held the entire team to ransom over the bills incurred by additional officials. Organisers have insisted on a[Read More…]

Ahmed Musa Announces Chelsea’s Midfielder Mikel Obi As Super Eagles Captain

CSKA Moscow star, Ahmed Musa, has announced Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, as the new captain of the Super Eagles. “I’m no longer the Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi is the Super Eagles captain,” Musa said to ovation from the media. Mikel made his Nigeria debut 10 years ago[Read More…]

Mikel Shines As Chelsea Beat Palace 3-0 In A Premier League Clash

Mikel Obi posted a fine display on Sunday, as Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 in a Premier League clash at Selhurst Park. The win was Guus Hiddink’s first of his second spell in charge of Chelsea. Super Eagles star Mikel was solid in the Chelsea midfield and started the move[Read More…]