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Mikel ready to confront Colombia

Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi may feature in today’s friendly game against Colombia as Chelsea doctors have certified John Mikel Obi fit to take part at the World Cup, according to the team’s Media Officer Idah Peterside.


Mikel has been undergoing physiotherapy following surgery on his knee last month, raising doubts about his availability for next month’s tournament.

The situation prompted the Nigeria federation to despatch its medical team to London to assess the player’s progress, and Peterside told that the outcome was good.

“He finished his final therapy session on Thursday and will join the team on Friday morning. He will train with them.
“The Chelsea doctors have assured us that they are releasing him to us full fit and from all the tests they have carried out, he looks good for the World Cup,” he said, adding that it is up too Lars Lagerback to decide if the midfielder will feature.“That is up to the coach. But he will be available for selection.”


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