Browsing: Mikel Obi

The former Super Eagles captain was not in the Potters squad that put up a good performance despite a 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the quarterfinal of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, a game he badly wanted to be involved in given his Chelsea past and relationship with Jose Mourinho.

The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed receiving part of the money approved by the Federal Government for participation of some National Teams in international competitions, including the Super Eagles’ participation at the ongoing 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Now with Middlesbrough, Mikel finds himself in direct competition with former Blues teammates, though, after Ashley Cole joined Frank Lampard’s Derby and John Terry became a coach at Aston Villa.