If Stephen Keshi will listen to the fans of the Super Eagles, Chelsea star and Nigeria midfield’s maestro, John Mikel Obi will watch today’s match against France from the bench.
In a recent poll conducted by Vanguard online, on ‘ Should Keshi drop Mikel from the starting XI’, approximately 53 percent of participants want Mikel to be withdrawn from the starting XI while 47 percent wanted the man that was hailed as Nigeria’s best during the Confederation Cup in Brazil to start the game. Mikel was voted The Man of The Match in Nigeria first match at Brazil 2014 against Iran with credit for over 94 passes during the encounter.
In a twist of fate, most of the respondents wanted skipper Joseph Yobo to retain his starting spot in the team following his performance against Argentina.
John Mikel has come under heavy criticism of late, with fans taking swipe at him while some football pundits also labelled him the weak link in the Super Eagles.
Well, coach Stephen Keshi will make his decision today as Nigeria bid for a first appearance at the Quarter Final stage of the FIFA World Cup.
Do you agree with this poll? If yes, who should replace Mikel in the team?