The Super Eagles’ gaffer, Stephen Keshi, has intensified move for a stiffer sanction on Chelsea of England enforcer, John Obi Mikel, following a row that engulfed the national team’s camp at the Confederations Cup in Brazil.
Competent sources revealed that the Super Eagles’ camp was thrown in a pandemonium as the coaches failed to adhere with their earlier agreement of introducing Austin Ejide for fumbling Vincent Enyeama against Spain.
Mikel was vexed by this development as he openly demonstrated his objection to the coaches’ decision by uttering some words in Hausa language and was translated to the Super Eagles’ handler by his assistant, Daniel Amokachi.
Our source stated: “Until Keshi and Mikel’s relationship got sour, the Chelsea star was the most respected guy in camp and was enjoying all the privileges that were available.
“The coaches invited him for short meetings and it was at one of these meetings that they agreed to list Ejide (Austin) instead of Enyeama (Vincent) for the Spain game but the coaches reneged on their agreement.
“The head coach was not happy about this and he has been seriously thinking about of the disciplinary action that will be meted on Mikel over his attitude.”
The source hinted that Mikel is on the verge of joining West Brom Albion of England striker, Osaze Odemwingie, and Fenebache of Turkey defender, Joseph Yobo, who have been barred under Stephen Keshi’s reign as the Super Eagles’ gaffer.