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The former Eagles boss also offered this advice for Mikel: “There is no doubting the fact that Mikel is a talented footballer, who has the quality to be a super star in football but he must continue to work hard and try as much as possible to join the attack

Mikel’s injury may force Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, to reshuffle his midfield with Frank Lampard and David Liuz to start in the holding role since Ramires will not be available for the game as he is serving his one match ban following his controversial red card against Bayern Munich last month

Iroha, who also tipped the award holder, Yahaya Toure of Cote d’Ivoire
and Manchester City midfield player, to eventually to win this year’s
Africa Footballer of the year a record third time ahead of Nigeria’s
Mikel Obi and others, said the organisers of the event, the
Confederation of Africa Football, may deny Mikel like they denied
Austin Okocha in 2000 and 2004

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

Though it was Mourinho who signed Mikel in 2006, the source who spoke with Daily Mail, believes that the returning Chelsea boss will consider offers for the tough tackler, perhaps with a view to replacing the former Lyn Oslo man with either Micheal Essien, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, or an entirely new signing