Former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu says football-loving Nigerians should not lose sleep over the absence of team captain, Mikel Obi from the Super Eagles squad.
Coach Gernot Rohr left out Mikel from his list of invited players for the crucial 2019 AFCON qualifiers against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa next week.
Mikel was not also part of the two matches the Eagles played against Seychelles and Libya, which Nigeria won.
Adelabu, who played for the then IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan in his active days told The Guardian yesterday that Mikel was already experiencing a decline in his performances, and should be left out of the team.
“The way we discover, manage and dispose off our players needs to be addressed,” Adelabu said. “It is no longer news that some of our players like Victor Moses and Mikel, are not only experiencing a decline in their performances, they can be conveniently left out of the national team games without any noise as long as we can find a way to win. Read more