#FIFAWorldCupRussia2018 : I Moved To China To Give Nigeria Ticket – Mikel Obi Says

Published On: January 12, 2017, 7:36 am (3 years ago)
Author: success Xenab
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Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi hasrevealed that his quest to ensure that Nigeria berths at the Russia 2018 World Cup  was a decisive factor that propelled his recent move to China.

Mikel became the latest big player in the English Premier League to join the Chinese Super League by money rush after leaving Chelsea for Tianjin Teda for a £140,000 a week three-year deal.

The Rio 2016 bronze medalist, insisted that rather than warming  the bench for  Chelsea handler Antonio Conte,  his present sojourn to Asia after shunning interests from the likes of Valencia and Inter Milan was not only on monetary gains but for the interest of Nigeria.

The  29-year-old Eagles skipper,  has always been optimistic of Nigeria’s bright chance of securing one of the five tickets ceded to Africa for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“I could easily have stayed in Chelsea for the remaining six months of my contract but it won’t be in the best interest of my nation, as they need me match fit when the World Cup 2018 qualifiers resume.

” It wasn’t an easy decision to make but I seriously need matches to stay fit for Nigeria. Nigerians don’t deserve to miss out of the World Cup after back to back failure to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations,” Mikel told Owngoalnigeria.com.




-- DrSoba (m) at 12-01-2017 07:42 AM
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That means you are not good enough.  There is no competition in Chinese league compare to Europe.
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-- blowout (m) at 12-01-2017 08:19 AM
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Dis guy sef. Abeg quietly enjoy d money wey carry u go China instead of telling us dis stories.
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-- james987 (m) at 12-01-2017 08:35 AM
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All join
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-- xspraise (m) at 12-01-2017 09:02 AM
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see this Igbo boy.........i hear u

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-- Mykie010 (m) at 12-01-2017 09:10 AM
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Mikel I no like this China wet u go,u for go inter Milan or Valencia, this China get as e be.
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-- bayonel3 (m) at 12-01-2017 09:47 AM
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move to china to get nigeria a ticket? nigga please! its all about the money
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-- chukkychukky (m) at 12-01-2017 09:58 AM
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story

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-- akinmanchy (m) at 12-01-2017 10:51 AM
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Chop ur money my guy, u owe no bagga explanation

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-- gogoman (m) at 12-01-2017 11:09 AM
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U MOVE FOR MONEY IGBO MAN
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-- yawa_don_gas (m) at 12-01-2017 11:40 AM
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa talk dey there?

Why why?

Yawa life, yawa goes on
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-- Amibomatc (m) at 12-01-2017 12:11 PM
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Reading through the comments all i can see is nothing but ENVY. But why envy someone else when you can actually be useful on your own. Why can't people get out from their computer screen and find something to be productive? 

Lazy asses always find it common to castigate the Igbos for being industrious. This is why this country has headed nowhere after 56 years of independent.
In one post yesterday someone said he hate the Igbos because they are always competative. I just had to ignore it because such an idiot deserves no recognition. But come to think about it, what is the entire world without competition? China is eager to take over as the no 1 in the world, India and pakistan became a nuclear power, Iran as well doing everythin to become one. Europe created Euro in other to rise above America. The sports we all love was invented out of competition. So how can someone in their right mind think otherwise about competition except those who are afraid  to loose. If Nigeria as a country and Nigerians are not ready for competition, then it will never move foreward rather backward. I rest my case.   
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-- TOMYONBORN (m) at 12-01-2017 08:09 PM
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Quote from: bayonel3 on 12-01-2017 09:47 AM
move to china to get nigeria a ticket? nigga please! its all about the money
Hahahahaha..I like ur comment..
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-- ficull (m) at 12-01-2017 09:08 PM
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Liar. Just chop clean mouth abeg.
By the way, why you no move to more promising Chinese club? Hope you dont end up in relegation.... in Chinese league.
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-- bong11 (m) at 13-01-2017 04:54 PM
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Quote from: Amibomatc on 12-01-2017 12:11 PM
Reading through the comments all i can see is nothing but ENVY. But why envy someone else when you can actually be useful on your own. Why can't people get out from their computer screen and find something to be productive? 

Lazy asses always find it common to castigate the Igbos for being industrious. This is why this country has headed nowhere after 56 years of independent.
In one post yesterday someone said he hate the Igbos because they are always competative. I just had to ignore it because such an idiot deserves no recognition. But come to think about it, what is the entire world without competition? China is eager to take over as the no 1 in the world, India and pakistan became a nuclear power, Iran as well doing everythin to become one. Europe created Euro in other to rise above America. The sports we all love was invented out of competition. So how can someone in their right mind think otherwise about competition except those who are afraid  to loose. If Nigeria as a country and Nigerians are not ready for competition, then it will never move foreward rather backward. I rest my case.   

RESPECT
 

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-- BournIdentity (m) at 17-01-2017 11:50 AM
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I just dey observe this guy... them tell u dey ticket loss


Lyf na from phase to face..
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