Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Afcon

Mikel leads Eagles flight to Afcon



Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has declared himself fit for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Mikel, currently in the Faro, Portugal camp of the Super Eagles has missed out on recent games for Chelsea in the Barclays English Premier League and the FA Cup.

The former FC Lyn-Oslo man has however moved to allay fears about his fitness ahead of Nigeria’s participation at the Afcon.

“Bros, I am okay,” Mikel said on Sunday.

Mikel was not listed by the Chelsea interim manager, Rafa Benitez for Saturday’s FA Cup third round win at Southampton but Mikel claimed his absence had nothing to do with his current state of health.

“No, I had a knock two weeks ago and was told to rest for sometimes, but now am fit and I actually started training two days ago with the Chelsea first team.

“So there are no fears about any injury. I’m ready for the Nations Cup,” he said.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
New law changes begin to bite
Seems to me that the new interpretations of the Fifa laws of the game are beginning to bite.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Dream team not good enough for gold
For the record let me just say that I am an unapologetic fan of international football.

Sunday Oliseh
The EPL war of the managers
The build up to this Premier league season was unprecedented.