Captain of the super Eagles of Nigeria John Obi Mikel has refused to just accept the opinion of many that his absence played a role in Nigeria’s zero-2 loss to South Africa.
Mikel was once ruled out of the game after having surgery to cure an extended standing groin problem which resurfaced all the way through a coaching session with his chinese language staff Tianjin Teda.
the previous Chelsea ace is in the remaining segment of his rehabilitation in Qatar, and informed Owngoalnigeria.com via his intermediary that the loss Nigeria suffered in the palms of South Africa can’t be narrowed right down to his absence from the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers tie.
” saying my absence value the staff is an insult to the gifted gamers now we have within the group. it will probably have took place even supposing I performed, you never can’t tell. The players had a nasty day and we will be able to undoubtedly bounce again with or with out me”, Mikel said.
” In football you mustn’t win all the time. we have now a young squad who are very proficient and the lesson learnt from the loss will make them higher outfitted for our ultimate games in the world Cup and AFCON Qualifiers”.