New Mikel Explains Why He Did Not Play For Chelsea On Friday Night

Published: May 13, 2017
New Mikel Explains Why He Did Not Play For Chelsea On Friday NightYoung Nigerian midfielder Tariq Uwakwe was a surprise exclusion in Chelsea U18 squad that thrashed Reading 3-0 at Cobham to secure the U18 Premier League national title on Friday night.

The 17-year-old has explained that he was not available for selection against The Royals due to illness.

''Gutted to not be involved today due to illness but I know the boys will bring the ūüŹÜ home today,'' Uwakwe posted on social media.

This season, Uwakwe, who has been dubbed the new Obi Mikel because of his defensive and offensive qualities, scored 8 goals in 27 appearances for Chelsea U18s.

The London native is an England U18 international .

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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