Afcon: John Obi Mikel re-affirms his commitment to the Super Eagles after his international return
The Nigerian captain has provided reasons for his decision to stage an international comeback ahead of their participation at the 2019 Afcon finals
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.
Mikel returned to the Super Eagles fold in the friendly against the Warriors of Zimbabwe – which ended in a goalless draw – for the first time since the 2018 World Cup, whereNigeria exited the competition at the group stage.
“I am still very much motivated and if I am not I won’t have come to the camp,” he told the media after Saturday’s match in Asaba.