Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Chelsea Happy With Mikel’s Performance In Rio

Chelsea had only good things to say about the assured performance of their star midfielder, John Obi Mikel who is captain of the Nigerian Under-23 team at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Chelsea who had earlier granted Mikel permission to play with Nigeria at the competition said on their official webpage, “The 29-year-old influenced proceedings throughout a tense second half, when the experience of a player with a complete trophy cabinet in English football proved vital to reassure and reinvigorate a team of largely Under-23s.“

“Mikel and his team-mates displayed growing cohesion and confidence in comparison to their remarkable 5-4 win against Japan last Thursday, which took place only a few hours after the squad touched down in Brazil following a logistical nightmare.”

Obi Mikel, 29, has started the first two matches played by Nigeria at the Olympic Games, and Nigeria are guaranteed top spot in Group B after their 1-0 win over Sweden.

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