By Ben Efe
Chelsea and Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has resumed training and could be fit for the 2010 World Cup, after making recovery from a knee injury and the consequent surgery during the course of the English Premier League won by the Blues.
Mikelâ€™s bosom friend and under-21 team mate, Chinedu Ogbuke-Obasi disclosed that he met with Mikel in London and was happy with his recovery progress.
â€œMikel is a big part of the Eagles World Cup plan. He is already jogging and it is most certain that he would be playing at the World Cup.
â€œThe team needs him, he is one of our biggest players,â€ said Obasi, who with Mikel formed a good partnership at the FIFA 2005 Under-20 World Cup. They won silver after Lionel Mess scored two goals to help Argentina to lift the trophy.
Obasi submitted that Mikel has improved a lot on his game, while playing for a top club like Chelsea.
â€œPlaying for Chelsea has boosted his game. He has played some big matches this season and we cannot afford to lose him in the Eagles campaign,â€ Ogbuke added.
Eaglesâ€™ doctor Paul Onyeudo was in London Monday, to examine Mikel and he is expected to give the player a clean bill of health to play in the Games of the 2010 World Cup, which will be forÂ Mikel and Obasiâ€™s world soccer experience.