I have no injury, Mikel says ahead of Zambia clash

Mikel all smiles after Chelsea's last training session
Mikel all smiles after Chelsea's last training session

The Super Eagles Captain, Mikel John Obi, has debunked reports of his being injured, saying he is fully fit and ready for Sunday’s cracker at the Levy Nwanawasa Stadium against the Chipolopolo.

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, had told reporters last Friday that Mikel had a small muscular problem that was the reason he was not considered for the Premier League game against Hull City.

But Mikel claims ignorance of where his injury reports steered out from.

“I don’t know where the story about my being injured came from. I have no injury. All the other players and myself are fit and ready and we are determined to start the World Cup race on a winning note,” a statement from the NFF quoted Mikel as telling the team’s administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor, on Saturday.

Players are expected in camp as from Monday with training sessions scheduled for morning and evening each day before departure to Ndola by chartered flight on Friday.

The clash between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopolo (who both fought out a memorable Africa Cup of Nations final in Tunis in 1994 that the Eagles edged 2-1) will start at 2.30 p.m. Zambia time (1.30 p.m. Nigeria) on Sunday.


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