Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Afcon

Joseph Yobo and John Obi Mikel © Backpagepix

Write Nigeria off at your own peril - Mikel



John Obi Mikel has warned Africa Cup of Nations favourites, Cote d'Ivoire ahead of their quarterfinal clash in Rustenburg this Sunday.

The 25-year-old Chelsea midfielder acknowledged that facing the Ivoriens will be "tough and exciting."

But the ex-FC Lyn-Oslo star said the Super Eagles are capable of defeating the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire.

"Those writing off Nigeria are doing so at their peril. It is a knockout match and we can definitely win. The media keep reminding us that the Ivory Coast are unbeatable but we shall see (on Sunday).

"We know that playing against the Ivory Coast is going to be tough and exciting because some of our opponents are my friends, especially Didier Drogba," said Mikel.

Mikel was named the Samsung Fair Player of the Match after Nigeria defeated Ethiopia 2-0 in Rustenburg on Tuesday.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


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

Live Video Streaming

UEFA Champions League - Play-Off 2nd Leg: Bayer Leverkusen v København
Thu, 28 Aug @ 05:00
Fri, 29 Aug @ 01:00

Sports Talk



Sunday Oliseh
Man U need more than an 'Angel'
Just two games into the English Premier League and Manchester United are five points (synonymous to...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Good signs for the Reds despite loss
A brace from Stevan Jovetic and a Sergio Aguero stunner ensured that Manchester City took all three...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Confidence vital for Man United
A lot has been said about what Louis van Gaal has to do to get Manchester United back to the level...

John Dykes
Why always drama?
We’ve already got Crystal Palace in apparent full-scale crisis while Paul Scholes is warning...

Neil Tovey
Bossing the big time
“In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals" - Charles Darwin

Segun Odegbami
The Falcons - fulfilling Pele’s prophecy?
Did you watch the finals of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup last Sunday night?