StoryJohn Obi Mikel Looking Forward To Leading Nigeria At The 2018 World Cup

John Obi Mikel is looking forward to captaining the Nigeria national side at this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia. The Super Eagles were the first country from the African qualification phase to reach the global tournament, and there is seemingly pressure on them to progress beyond the round of 16, which they have achieved on three occasions.

StoryEmmanuel Petit: Private phone call urged Olivier Giroud to leave Arsenal

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has revealed that a private phone conversation with France coach Didier Deschamps convinced Olivier Giroud to leave the Gunners during the winter transfer window. The 31-year-old made the switch to London rivals Chelsea in an £18m deal prior to the transfer deadline.

In a report covered by Metro, Petit disclosed that his compatriot had made contact with Deschamps, who urged him to pursue a fresh challenge elsewhere in order to better his chances of making the France squad, he said: "As for Olivier Giroud, who departed as a direct result of Auba signing, I think he made the decision to leave himself. He knows that if he wants to go to the World Cup, he needs to play regularly.

StoryMikel reflects on short spell at United

John Obi Mikel is a Nigerian international with one of the most distinguished careers in modern times but he will probably be best remembered as the teenager at the centre of the most bizarre transfer stories ever.

As a teenager with a huge reputation he was touted as the next big thing and it seemed he was odds-on to be playing for Manchester United. A deal had been struck in April 2005.

StoryJohn Mikel Obi: Nigeria can beat anyone in Africa

Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi has vowed that his side are capable of beating any African team on their day after they brushed side Cameroon by a 4-0 scoreline.

The African champions were clearly outclassed by the Super Eagles in the qualifier on Friday, and this sees the Indomitable Lions on the cusp of missing out on next year's World Cup.

Mikel returned to the national side after a long injury layoff, and he managed to mastermind the thrashing of their cross-border rivals. Speaking in his post-match press conference, the former Chelsea man believes that there is more to come from Gernot Rohr's side, who look on course to qualify for another World Cup.

StoryAntonio Conte's treatment of John Obi Mikel far worse than Diego Costa's

Former Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Sarki believes that the treatment of Diego Costa is 'mild' when compared to how John Obi Mikel was ignored at Chelsea.

The Nigeria international failed to make a single appearance under manager Antonio Conte before he was sold off to Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in the January transfer window.


John Mikel Obi has featured and started all the 270 minutes of Tianjin’s first three games of the new season before he was flown to London for abdominal surgery.

The Super Eagles and Tianjin TEDA captain, has been out of the last three Chinese Super League matches because of an abdominal strain and has been announced to be injured for three weeks, according to a report on Sports Enorth.


The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to play the Corsica senior team in an international friendly game after the camp opens in Corsica on May 24.

After the game, they would move to France when there is another camp planned in Paris. The two phases of camping programme is to help the team bond ahead of the crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.


Nigerian soccer player John Obi Mikel has scored his first goal in a competitive match since he moved to China.

The player exited the Chelsea set-up as he fell in the pecking order. He agreed a move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA as he decided to continue his professional soccer career.

StoryJohn Obi Mikel has not made a significant impact in Tianjin TEDA

The Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel completed his move from Chelsea to Tianjin TEDA on January 6 of 2017 as the 29 year old player decided to continue his playing career by performing in China and ending his 10 year long stay in the Premier League.

Tianjin TEDA is an Asian club that competes in the Chinese Super League but despite having competed in the top tier league for over 10 years, they have never managed to actually win it and never been able to become the champions.

StoryJohn Obi Mikel Thanks Chelsea Fans after Confirming Move to China

John obi Mikel recently secured a free transfer to Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin TEDA.

He becomes one of the latest Premier League players to make the switch to China. The Chinese Super League has been incredibly active in ensuring that the best players in the world come to the Chinese shores. In order to ensure this possibility, they have been spending vast sums of money including a £ 60 million the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Oscar. The 25-year-old will not be alone since he will be joined by Mikel, who has also moved to the Chinese league.


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