Mikel Obi confirms returns to Super Eagles for 2019 AFCON in Egypt

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John Obi Mikel has confirmed his return to Nigeria’s Super Eagles for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in .

The Middlesbrough midfielder last played for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and didn’t play a part in the qualifier for this year’s Nations Cup.

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Confirming his availability, a top team official said: “Mikel has met with coach (Gernot) Rohr in England and he has confirmed he will feature at the Nations Cup in .”

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This comes after the head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr had a chat with the former Chelsea star ahead of the Nations Cup.

The 32-year-old Obi who has won 85 caps for Nigeria also has six goals since his full international debut in 2005 against Libya.

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