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We remember the Africa Cup of Nations Group Stage clash between the Super Eagles & the Walia Antelopes ahead of their upcoming World Cup Qualifier in Addis Ababa. Ahead of the Cup of Nations clash between Nigeria and Ethiopia back in January, there was an atmosphere of concern and nervous trepidation among Super Eagles fans. In our first two group games, against Burkina Faso and Zambia, we remained unbeaten, but…

October 11, 2013

Stephen Keshi: I Will Be disappointed If Mikel Plays For Chelsea This Weekend

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said he would be disappointed if John Obi Mikel played for his Premier League side Chelsea this weekend. Mikel reported to the Super Eagles camp injured and trained alone throughout his stay, missing out on friendly games against Botswana and Zambia, Keshi’s first in charge since he replaced Samson Siasia when the team failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. “I will be…

November 16, 2011

Kidnappers Make Ransom Demand for Mikel’s Dad

John Obi Mikel’s agent has confirmed a ‘sizeable’ ransom demand has been made by the kidnappers of the Chelsea midfielder’s father. Michael Obi, Mikel’s father, has not been seen since Friday after going missing in the Nigerian city of Jos, and it was confirmed earlier this week that the kidnappers had been in touch with his family. A ransom fee of 80,000 pounds had been widely reported in the media,…

August 18, 2011

Kidnappers Contact Mikel´s family

The kidnappers of Michael Obi, the father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, have made contact with the family. The midfielder’s father has not been seen since Friday evening, but the family have now received two phone calls from the abductors. Despite finding out the news of his father going missing on Saturday, Mikel played in Sunday’s 0-0 draw for Chelsea away at Stoke. A family source told KickOffNigeria.com: “They…

August 17, 2011

Mikel Obi Excited By Andre Villas-Boas Reign

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is excited by the dawn of a new era at the club under Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas. Previous Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti was unceremoniously dumped at the end of last season after finishing second in the Barclays Premier League, and failing to make any headway in the club’s quest for the UEFA Champions League. While there was much speculation over who would take over at…

July 12, 2011