John Mikel Obi

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 7th, 2014
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Two previously out-of-favour Supper Eagles England based players, Joseph Yobo and Osaze Odemnwingie makes a return in the 30-man provisional list of players for the World Cup in Brazil released late yesterday by the Nigeria Football Federation. Villareal FC striker, Ikechukwu Uche and Dynamo Kiev str...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 6th, 2013
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Nigeria reach the final with a convincing 4-1 win over Mali. The Eagles go out at the semi-final stage for the second tournament running. The Nigeria players, with an average age of 23.5 years, gather around in a huddle to g over how they cruised past Mali. A very mature performance from Stephen Kesh...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 6th, 2013
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In Summary Latest: Mali 1-4 Nigeria Nigeria were 3-0 up at half-time Burkina Faso v Ghana (1830)   [View the story "Afcon matchday 15: live blog" on Storify]As the dust settles after the quarter-finals, the landscape looks strangely unfamiliar. The favourites, Ivory Coast, have gone; the hosts, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 3rd, 2013
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The likes of Boubacar Barry, Yaya Toure and Gervinho are expected to return after being rested against Algeria. Nigeria’s Fedor Ogude is suspended but John Mikel Obi can play after it was confirmed he has been booked only once. Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo is still not fully fit after picki...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 30th, 2013
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John Mikel Obi has warned Ivory Coast not to write off Nigeria ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final clash on Sunday. The Super Eagles needed two late penalties from Victor Moses to overcome Ethiopia 2-0 and book their last eight place on Tuesday. However, as they finished second behind ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 2nd, 2013
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Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has warned Super Eagles stars that the technical bench will not tolerate late arrivals as the team sets up base in Portugal on January 5 to prepare for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles are in Group C with African champions Zambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso....
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Oct 13th, 2012
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Ghana became the first country to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations when beating Malawi 1-0 in Lilongwe on Saturday afternoon. The Black Stars braved the intimidating crowd and bumpy pitch at the Civo Stadium to clinch their ticket with an early goal from debutant Afriyie Acquah. Ghana thus ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Benin
Oct 13th, 2012
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In Summary Seven second-leg ties on Saturday First-leg scores in brackets Morocco 4-0 Mozambique 2100 BST (0-2) Senegal 0-2 Ivory Coast (2-6 agg) Match abandoned after 76 mins FT: Uganda 1-0 Zambia (1-1 agg) Zambia through 9-8 on penalties FT: Malawi 0-1 Ghana (0-3 agg) FT: Botswana 1-4 Mali (1-7 agg...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Oct 13th, 2012
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Nations Cup Live Now HERE Malawi v Ghana Lilongwe, 1230 GMT kick-off First leg score: 0-2 Malawi simply cannot afford to concede if they are to have any hope of qualifying. But they will be boosted by the return of centre-back Foster Namwela, who missed the first match because of suspension. And Namw...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 30th, 2012
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Joe Erico, a retired goalkeeper of the former Green Eagles in the 1970s, wants total support for the Super Eagles’ Coach, Stephen Keshi, in the October13 clash against the Lone Star of Liberia in Calabar. Erico who spoke in Lagos within the week suggested that Keshi should be given free rein to...