Mikel Obi Told Siasia To Make Him Captain Else He Wont Play For Super Eagles

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at 1-04-2016 05:49PM (4 years ago)

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If the latest report is anything to go by, then the circumstances that led to John Obi Mikel's emergence as Super Eagles skipper isn't as transparent as many thoughts.

According to an exclusive report on AfricanFootball.com, Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi, actually insisted he will only feature in the AFCON qualifiers against Egypt if he is made the team's captain, as coach Samson Siasia and top officials thereafter pressured Ahmed Musa to relinquish the armband.
It was gathered that the Chelsea midfielder demanded the Eagles captaincy when he spoke with caretaker coach, Siasia prior to the matches against Egypt.
A top source who disclosed to the publication said, "Mikel made it very clear to Siasia he be made captain if the coach wanted him to play the crucial matches against Egypt."
Pressure was thereafter mounted on Ahmed Musa to surrender the Eagles captaincy to Mikel who was assistant captain to Vincent Enyeama when former coach, Sunday Oliseh picked Musa as captain last October.
It was gathered that a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) advised Ahmed Musa 'to give them their captaincy.' Afterwards, Siasia later held a private meeting with Musa in his hotel room in Kaduna on the same matter.
"The meeting was for 30, 40 minutes, just Siasia and Ahmed. And it was in that meeting that it was made clear to the player to give up the captaincy," a top source said.
Immediately after this closed-door meeting, the coach and the players headed to the press conference where Musa announced Mikel as new Eagles skipper while accepting that there was 'a mix-up'  when more senior players were overlooked for the leadership of the team.
Musa had said in the press conference before relinquishing the armband: "Mikel is my senior and a big brother. So, Mikel is the captain, not me."

morgrawl231 at 1-04-2016 06:03PM (4 years ago)
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I think Mikel deserves it,,,the most important thing which is to qualify  for d competition is nothing to write home about so let's work towards World Cup qualifier,,
christianity at 1-04-2016 06:08PM (4 years ago)
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noted,pls poster give me some alcohol Grin Grin ;Dttcchheewww
Buncho at 1-04-2016 06:37PM (4 years ago)
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Only In Nigaria Ok Joooo Oooo
zezprincess at 1-04-2016 06:41PM (4 years ago)
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Hmmmm,and siasia agreed,Mtcheew,siasia don begin to fail as super eagle caretaker coach already.
DrSoba at 1-04-2016 06:41PM (4 years ago)
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He is demanding for captain band by ransom, why?
cmionsisy at 1-04-2016 07:01PM (4 years ago)
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this error wasn't from Sasia but oliseh anyways we r BUHARISM Regime what do u expect
promzzy at 1-04-2016 07:26PM (4 years ago)
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Clears throat
Mykie010 at 1-04-2016 07:27PM (4 years ago)
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I don't believe this
kison at 1-04-2016 07:35PM (4 years ago)
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HiddenGenuis at 1-04-2016 07:41PM (4 years ago)
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phyuk u if u dn.t play,
I mean, a player of ur status begging or demanding 2 b Captain...
U dn.t demand RESPECT, u earn it.

D Genius has spoken.
climax_man at 1-04-2016 07:45PM (4 years ago)
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Oliseh was just a confused coach,anyway I support Mikel sha..
gogoman at 1-04-2016 08:08PM (4 years ago)
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emma4love3 at 1-04-2016 08:16PM (4 years ago)
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mmmm so something happen...well no wahala
is their wahala...
kayveetee at 1-04-2016 08:31PM (4 years ago)
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how oliseh go choose head boy 4rm primary 3 when primary 5 dey.
Nottingham at 1-04-2016 08:36PM (4 years ago)
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U guys failed us
beautysharp at 1-04-2016 08:44PM (4 years ago)
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Then what is the end product
quest3 at 1-04-2016 09:13PM (4 years ago)
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As if I care

dickieponga at 1-04-2016 09:22PM (4 years ago)
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If dis is true den Siasia should be fired cos if na me be Musa i no go play at all becos it's very insultive..
Na Mikel let us lose dat match in the 1st place...
If Siasia is still coach for world cup qualifying then we no dey go anywhere..
Eazyatumeyi at 1-04-2016 09:59PM (4 years ago)
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Mikel too get some pride make him be careful o
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