John Obi Mikel

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 7th, 2013
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LAGOS — Injured Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike has been left out of Nigeria’s squad for the World Cup qualifier against Kenya on March 23. Emenike, who was top scorer in the recent Africa Cup of Nations winning campaign, is nursing a long-term hamstring injury which he suffered during ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Europe Soccer
Feb 26th, 2013
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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has conceded that this season’s battle for the Premier League title is “a one-horse race” due to Manchester United’s significant lead at the top of the table. United are currently 12 points clear of second-placed Manchester City with 11 games ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 11th, 2013
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From a player stuck in the obscurity of the French second division to one from a collection of millionaires at Champions League winners Chelsea, Reuters’ selection of a ‘dream team’ for the African Nations Cup reflects the wide diversity of the players who competed at the finals in South Africa over ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 9th, 2013
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JOHN OBI MIKEL has warned his Nigeria team-mates not to believe they are favourites for African Nations Cup glory. The Super Eagles face outsiders Burkina Faso in today’s final. And Chelsea midfielder Mikel insisted: “We will be patient and keep playing the way we are playing. “We go into the final s...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Feb 8th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Factbox on Nigeria, who play in Sunday’s African Nations Cup final against Burkina Faso at Soccer City: Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 16 Previous best performance: Winners in 1980 and 1994; Runners-up in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000 FIFA world ranking Jan. 2...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 31st, 2013
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Agnieszka Flak, Reuters – Ivory Coast are treating their African Cup of Nations quarter-final against fellow heavyweights Nigeria like a title match as the tournament favourites bid to end a decade of disappointment. The West African giants set up Sunday’s clash in Rustenburg after the Iv...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 29th, 2013
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The lament for a great creative inside-forward has been a defining one among fans in Africa’s most populated country for close on a decade. The more time passes since Jay-Jay Okocha, an entertainer and a crowd favourite in the 1990s and noughties, retired, the louder the lament. The respected f...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 29th, 2013
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The final round of Group C matches threaten to ignite as Nigeria and Ethiopia face either glory or gloom in South Africa. Rustenburg will be the venue for the Super Eagles’ final Group C match—a contest which will decide the immediate future of the nation’s football. How will the nation remember the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 26th, 2013
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There is, perhaps, only one job in football less secure than that of being Chelsea’s manager. That is to be the manager for Nigeria. Nigerian managers are appointed, and then they are sacked, sometimes because of results – for there is no public nor media so demanding as the Nigerian public and media...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 24th, 2013
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It will be win or bust when the Super Eagles of Nigeria battle the Chipolopolo of Zambia as action resumes in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Group C on Friday afternoon at the Mbombela Stadium, kick-off at 5pm CAT (SA, GMT+2). The match is expected to be a tough slug as both sides will […]...