Nigerian John Obi dismisses injury fears ahead of 2013 Africa cup of Nations

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Jan 6th, 2013
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Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi (R) runs with the ball. Getty Images

Chelsea’s Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi (R) runs with the ball. Getty Images

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has dismissed fears he is still injured and may not feature for Nigeria at this month’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Mikel has not played in his English club’s last three games after he suffered a knee injury against Norwich City.

However he and teammate Victor Moses trained with the rest of the Nigeria squad at a training camp in Faro, Portugal, on Sunday.

“I’m okay. I had a knock two weeks ago and was told to rest for some time, but now I am fit and I actually started training two days ago with the Chelsea first team,” said Mikel.

“So there should be no fears about any injury. I’m ready for the Nations Cup.”

The 25-year-old is now set for his fourth Nations Cup finals appearance after he made his bow in 2006 in Egypt.

The 2013 tournament starts in South Africa on January 19.AFP

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