Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Obi Mikel included in World Cup qualifier against Kenya

Super Eagle and Chelsea FC midfielder John Obi Mikel has ruled himself fit for the World Cup qualifying match against Kenya in Nairobi on November, 14th.

Nigeria must win the match against Kenya to have any chance of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The players usually receive a $5,000 bonus for winning and $3,000 for a draw but it's been reported that no cash bonuses have been promised to the players for the match since there's no guarantee that the Super Eagles will make it to the World Cup finals.

Obi Mikel who's been out of action for a while due to an ankle injury said he is now fit to resume duties for club and country:

“I will start playing again this weekend,” Mikel said on Monday. “I’m also looking forward to helping Nigeria get a win in Nairobi. 

“It is very important for us to get a win, and we all have to work hard and pray that the result favours us.”

Daily Nation

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