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GC Posted On: May 10, 2017

The Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, has said that captain of the team, John Obi Mikel, will return to the squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa next month.

Mikel Obi was missing as coach Gernot Rohr released a list of players for Nigeria’s friendly against Corsica on Monday.

But Ibitoye has clarified the situation in a tweet, saying: “the 25-man Super Eagles list out on Monday is for the Corsica friendly/Paris camp, not for the 2019 AFCON clash versus South Africa.

“At the end of May, the list of players for 2019 AFCON qualifiers versus Bafana Bafana on June 10 2017 in Uyo will be released.”

Assistant captain of the team, Ogenyi Onazi, was also left out.

Rohr however included four players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL): Stephen Odey, Sikiru Olatunbosun, Alhassan Ibrahim and Ikechukwu Ezenwa.


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