I can’t do without Mikel — Keshi

Date: 12-09-2014 5:02 am (6 years ago) | Author: Biggy Bangy
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Nigeria national team coach Stephen Keshi says he still believes that John Obi Mikel is a vital cog in the Super Eagles side, despite the midfielder’s lack of game time at his club, Chelsea. Mikel has not been overly influential during Nigeria’s first two 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying games, which have seen the Super Eagles picking up just a single point from their opening two matches against Congo (2-3) and South Africa (0-0). Against Bafana Bafana, Mikel was outplayed by Man of the Match Andile Jali, the 24-year-old Belgium-based midfielder who South Africa will build their future around. It was Jali’s speed, tenacity and skill on the ball that won him most of the one on one battles against the Super Eagles midfielders. Mikel appears to having fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, having only had 23 minutes of action so far this season for the big-spending London club, but Keshi remains adamant that the 27-year-old is an important part of the national team. “Just because he is not playing in his team (Chelsea), that does not mean I cannot use him in my team, that’s the coaches’ choice,” Keshi said after Wednesday night’s 0-0 draw with Bafana Bafana in Cape Town. “But in my team, if I think that he is good shape, with the wealth of experience he has, all his years in the Champions League, I think he’s very important for us in the team, and we just have to make the best of the situation.”
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Posted: at 12-09-2014 05:02 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
- ayogstar at 12-09-2014 10:04 AM (6 years ago)
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Really?...keshi really?. . .its a damn shame
Posted: at 12-09-2014 10:04 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zeigbo at 12-09-2014 10:47 AM (6 years ago)
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alight

Posted: at 12-09-2014 10:47 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DrSoba at 12-09-2014 11:35 AM (6 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 12-09-2014 11:35 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- juliphil at 12-09-2014 11:46 AM (6 years ago)
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24 years) Like seriously Roll Eyes
Posted: at 12-09-2014 11:46 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- paulohking at 12-09-2014 11:50 AM (6 years ago)
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.
Posted: at 12-09-2014 11:50 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 12-09-2014 11:50 AM (6 years ago)
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ok na,,,,
Posted: at 12-09-2014 11:50 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dynasty4all at 12-09-2014 11:55 AM (6 years ago)
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KESHI IS NOT GOOD, TO BE FRANK
Posted: at 12-09-2014 11:55 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Doziefelix at 12-09-2014 12:11 PM (6 years ago)
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Mars na cigarette!!!
Posted: at 12-09-2014 12:11 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Dbanjay at 12-09-2014 04:58 PM (6 years ago)
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Keshi fall in love wit Mikel..keshi must be gay..stupid guy
Posted: at 12-09-2014 04:58 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Larry28 at 12-09-2014 06:14 PM (6 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 12-09-2014 06:14 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- orekiata at 12-09-2014 07:20 PM (6 years ago)
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Misplaced loyalty
Posted: at 12-09-2014 07:20 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Franklove201 at 13-09-2014 10:53 AM (6 years ago)
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Okay
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- beneno at 13-09-2014 12:16 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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- osamabinladin at 14-09-2014 06:41 AM (6 years ago)
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Alright !
Posted: at 14-09-2014 06:41 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 25-08-2015 08:08 AM (5 years ago)
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I hear
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