By Felix Brambaifa
Mikel Obi was obviously left out from the list of players that would be participating in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania but with obvious reasons. It seems Mikel Obi swollen up with pride had somewhat snubbed the Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh.
According to Oliseh:
“Well this issue is an enigma and we have been
trying to understand it but I am in the dark
personally, and with my assistants we spent time
about 11 days in and around Europe talking to
players, watching games. We contacted each of the
players, call them up, call the clubs and eventually
met with the players.
“I went to England on a Thursday and Chelsea was
just coming back, we had fixed our visit to coincide
with the end of their tour before they played Arsenal.
I contacted Obi Mikel, called him on phone four
times, the phone kept on ringing nobody picked it
up, I sent him an SMS and got no response. But I
called Victor Moses the phone rang three times and
he picked it up and I spoke with him, told him to
concentrate on his game.
After the game he came to my hotel and we met and
I told him my plans for the national team. I left to
Liverpool to meet the other player and I spent about
six hours to go there and back but there was no
response from Mikel until I returned here.
I think it was yesterday (Wednesday) that I saw a
missed call, so at the moment I don’t know what the
situation is. For me everybody is the same and will
be treated the same.”
Nigerian Players and their ego sha.
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