Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has insisted John Obi
Mikel still has a role to play for the team at the Africa
Cup of Nations. But he was quick to add that Mikel who
recently signed for Middlesbrough will have to
demonstrate his fitness before he can make the team.
‘’We need good players, we need experience, we need
Mikel in good fitness so he can bring something to the
team,’’ Rohr said. ‘’We already have good players, it is a
competition, nobody has his starting place guaranteed
even Mikel has to fight.
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‘’Perhaps he can come and not start the game also, you
know this. All is possible, the best one will play. ‘’
‘’His experience again is very important and to be
respected like a team if you play international
tournaments or very important games, you need
somebody like Mikel with his personality and influence
on his teammates, sometimes also on the other people,
it can be interesting.’’ Mikel would be playing in his fifth
AFCON if named on the Super Eagles roster for this
year’s edition, having represented the country in 2006,
2008, 2010 and 2013.
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