Former Eagles Coach Speaks On Mikel’s Absence In Crucial South Africa Meeting

By Ikenga Chronicles November 7, 2018

Former Eagles Coach Speaks On Mikel’s Absence In Crucial South Africa Meeting

Former Super Eagles’ head coach Christian Chukwu has stated that the absence of midfielder Mikel Obi from the upcoming Nigeria/South Africa clash would not affect the team negatively.

The Super Eagles will take on the Bafana Bafana on November 17 in Johannesburg in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Chukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria that Mikel’s absence from the home and away fixtures against Libya did not affect the Eagles, and would not be different this time around.

The former Nigeria captain said the Super Eagles were capable of beating the Bafana Bafana.

“We should remember that Mikel was not in the matches against Libya and yet Nigeria came out victorious.

“So, his absence in the South Africa match may not have any negative impact on the team,’’ he said.

Chukwu, who captained the Green Eagles to win the 1980 AFCON in Lagos, told NAN that only the coach could specifically say why Mikel was not listed in the squad.

He said coach Gernot Rohr was firmly in charge of the Super Eagles and should be allowed to work with the list of players he wants.

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