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Amaju Pinnick hails ‘super’ Mikel Obi

Amaju Pinnick hails ‘super’ Mikel Obi

The president of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has hailed Tianjin TEDA and Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel for his leadership role in the new look Super Eagles.

Since the former Chelsea midfielder became the Super Eagles captain, the three-time African champions are playing close to what they used to be and the players are now beginning to show the commitments witnessed in the past Eagles.

The players tend to give their all everytime they put on the green and white jersey, there seems to be obvious calmness and unity of purpose stemming from the leadership and Pinnick has hinged it on ‘super’ Mikel Obi

“Mikel Obi has been super,” Pinnick told BBC Sport.

“He has carried the team so well and they believe in him.

“We are very happy with what we have been able to mould together because it is very rare in Nigeria. In the past, you’ve had several leaders in the Super Eagles but now we have just one Super Eagles.

“The team spirit is what has been counting for us on the field and off the field.”

By: Tope Adefala

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