Mikel Might Have Played His Last Game For Nigeria As Rohr Reveals Chelsea Hero Didn't Train Monday
Published: July 16, 2019
Mikel Might Have Played His Last Game For Nigeria As Rohr Reveals Chelsea Hero Didn't Train Monday
Chelsea icon John Obi Mikel might have played his last game for the Super Eagles as manager Gernot Rohr has revealed that the midfielder did not train fully with the team ahead of Wednesday's third place play-off against Tunisia.

Mikel suggested before and during the Africa Cup of Nations that this tournament will be his last for Nigeria and possibly his swansong for the Super Eagles.

The 32-year-old has not featured for the Super Eagles since he suffered a knee injury in the 2-0 loss to Madagascar and started the opener against Burundi.

''We want to play the fittest players tomorrow, our captain Mikel had a little injury yesterday in training so he could not make the training session and it's not sure that he'll be able to play, unfortunately,'' Rohr told reporters.

''He already played, he led the team in the first and third match and he did well, so it's already a good AFCON for him as he didn't play for one year.

''To invite him for this tournament was already a big question because other players that participated in the qualifiers could not come.

''We decided to invite him because he accepted to come without any conditions.''

Mikel earned his 89th international cap against Madagascar, 14 years after he debuted for the Super Eagles in a friendly vs Libya.

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