Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has dismissed rumors that he is injured and will not be fit enough to play against Zambia in the World Cup qualifier on October 9.
Mikel, after a successful outing at Rio 2016, in which he led Nigeria to win a bronze medal, has been subject to mounting speculation because he is yet to feature for Chelsea since his return.
Meanwhile, fellow compatriot Victor Moses has been given the opportunity to play several times and has proven himself by scoring goals, much to Antonio Conte’s pleasure.
While speaking to NFF’s official website, Mikel revealed that he is very fit and is determined to seal a win in the crucial tie.
“I don’t know where the story about my being injured came from. I have no injury,” Mikel told the NFF website. “All the other players and myself are fit and ready and we are determined to start the World Cup race on a winning note.”
The Super Eagles camp official opens today, October 3rd. The Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr and his assistants are already at the camp in Abuja, as they await the arrival of the players.
Train sessions will be done in the mornings and on the evenings, everyday, before they travel to Ndola on Friday.
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan