Nigeria’s head coach Gernot Rohr named a 25-man provisional list today, where in he recalled Mikel Obi to lead the team in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Mikel, Samuel Chukweze, Leicester’s in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho among other made the Super Eagles’ list for or the Africa Cup of Nations Camp.
This had stirred reactions among Nigerian football lover across the country. Taking to social media after the announcement, they expressed mixed feelings as Mikel’s invitation.
Some reactions below
@iSlimfit wrote: He might not be able to bring much to the table, but we still need that experience in the team, and Mikel is like the only player that can offer that right now. However, I don’t know what Kelechi Iheanacho’s business is on that list though.
@biolakassim wrote: Mikel makes AFCON.Could eventually work out well but staying off the qualifiers totally as captain without retiring almost feels like abandonment.
What if we didn’t qualify? But he is a great influence on the boys & they regard him highly. Hopefully, it is the right decision
What is Mikel doing in this team again?
The same way we wasted Joseph Yobo’s slot back then.
We haven’t learnt one or two things.
@iDebris wrote: Apart from the fact that Mikel Obi & Iheanacho does not have any business being in this squad one other significant issue I have with it is how overloaded the forward is compared to the midfield in the squad #SuperEagles #TotalAFCON2019
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