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2019 AFCON: Mikel confirms Super Eagles return


Super Eagles Captain,  John Obi Mikel, has confirmed that he will return to the Super Eagles squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, according to report from Aoifootball.

Mikel’s last game for Nigeria was against Argentina at the 2018 Fifa World Cup and he is yet to feature for the country since their group stage exit in Russia.

The 32-year-old has missed the Super Eagles’ last seven games including five qualifying matches for the continental showpiece in Egypt.

Mikel disclosed his after a meeting with Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr.

“I met with coach Rohr and we discussed his plans for the team in the forthcoming tournament. All I can say is that I am delighted and happy because I am coming to the Nations Cup, ” said Mikel .

Mikel will be making his fourth appearance in Africa’s foremost football competition.

The Super Eagles are up against Madagascar, Burundi and Guinea in Group B.

Anthony Nlebem