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Chelsea happy with Mikel’s performance in Rio

Chelsea have not failed to monitor the performance of their star midfielder, John Obi Mikel who is captain of the Nigerian Under-23 team at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Chelsea had granted Mikel permission to play with Nigeria at the Games.Mikel-Obi

“The 29-year-old influenced proceedings throughout a tense second half, when the experience of a player with a complete trophy cabinet in English football proved vital to reassure and reinvigorate a team of largely Under-23s, “ Chelsea stated on their official webpage.

“Mikel and his team-mates displayed growing cohesion and confidence in comparison to their remarkable 5-4 win against Japan last Thursday, which took place only a few hours after the squad touched down in Brazil following a logistical nightmare.”

Obi Mikel, 29, has started the first two matches played by Nigeria at the Olympic Games, logging 167 minutes.  Nigeria are guaranteed top spot in Group B after their 1-0 win over Sweden.




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