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John Mikel Obi

John Michael Nchekwube Obinna (born 22 April 1987), commonly known as Mikel John Obi, John Obi Mikel or John Mikel Obi, is a Nigerian footballer, who plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team.

John Obi Mikel World Cup Super Eagles Victor Moses Jose Mourinho Kenneth Omeruo Vincent Enyeama Nemanja Matic Stephen Keshi Cesc Fabregas Champions League David Luiz Petr Cech Premier League Emmanuel Emenike Joseph Yobo South Africa

Mikel's Agent : For now, John Mikel Obi is remaining at Chelsea.
THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW PART ONE: JOHN MIKEL OBI John Mikel Obi, who has featured in all but one of the games since…
“Goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama has more career goals (19) than John Mikel Obi (8). cries in ar…
Former Chelsea star Frank Sinclair has hailed the midfield partnership of John Mikel Obi and Nemanja Matic
"FACT: John Mikel Obi has more league goals this season than the whole Manchester United squad." lol
John Mikel Obi finally proposed to his Russian girlfriend Olga Diyachenko
John Mikel Obi wrote: I signs new five-year contract with Chelsea,i believe i will bring more glory Chelsea says me.
John Mikel Obi has 9 senior career goals (5 for Chelsea and 4 for Nigeria).
John Mikel Obi, human full time whistle
Mourinho Hails Mikel’s Professionalism. Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi, is likely to become the...
Congratulations to John Mikel Obi, who makes his 250th start for the Blues this evening...
John Mikel Obi has more trophies to his name (10) than goals (9). (2014 statistics).
Best Romantic Moments Of Mikel Obi And his Angel Olga shared in Photos. Nigerian footballer John Mikel Obi is...
Jose Mourinho, the manager of Chelsea has showered praises on John Obi Mikel following his impressive display in an English Premier League match against Hull City on Saturday. The outspoken coach made the comments as his team prepare for their trip to Derby County for a Capital One Cup encounter. Mikel started his second EPL match of the season on Saturday as Chelsea won the game 2-0. Mourinho said, “John Mikel Obi also had a very positive performance. Once more a big player for us didn’t play – this time Fabregas – and the people who replaced him assumed responsibility.” Mikel was in the starting team to replace Cesc Fabregas, who was suspended following a yellow card in the loss against Newcastle United. The Super Eagles midfielder is not known for his goalscoring prowess but followers of the English games are rating him high ahead of the Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup tie at Derby. Mikel scored only the fifth goal in more than eight years at the club in last week’s convincing 3-1 Champio ...
PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA V HULL CITY TACTICAL BRIEF Chelsea will be without the influential Cesc Fabregas this weekend. The suspended playmaker has set up a whopping 11goals for the Blues so far this Premier League campaign. Oscar may assume the freer deep-lying role alongside Nemanja Matic,midweek goalscorer John Mikel Obi could retain his place or it could fall to another Brazilian Ramires,who saw his 1st action for a fortnight in the comfortable victory over Sporting. Chelsea will be aiming to be off the mark as rapidly as on Wednesday night. Only Spurs (with 6) have conceded more goals in the opening 15mins of games than Hull’s 5. They have managed only 1 in reply in the 1st quarter-hour,&are yet to come from behind to win a match this season. However Steve Bruce’s men have managed 4 shutouts against opponents&are yet to concede more than 2 in any game. Last week’s defeat at St James’ Park came despite the Blues having 8 shots on target. Top scorer Diego Costa will be aiming to hit the net ...
John Mikel Obi has scored in the AFCON, FA Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, English Premier League and UEFA Champions Lea…
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Mikel nets first Champions League goal When Chelsea lost to Newcastle last weekend, Nigeria’s John Mikel Obi was made the scapegoat as he was blamed for not marshalling the midfield as well as Serbian Nemanja Matic who missed the game through accumulation of five yellow cards. But in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against Sporting Lisbon, the former Lyn Oslo star gave a star performance and earned a goal for himself when he bundled home Chelsea’s third goal on 56 minutes to make it 3-1 and add to Cesc Fabregas and Andre Schuerrle goals for the Blues. The goal is Mikel Obi’s first ever Champions League goal for Chelsea after 58 appearances. The goal wasn’t beautiful or spectacular but was a significant strike for the Nigerian as he celebrated like a newly wed with teammates who embraced him with graciously for a job well-done. The Blues were already assured of qualification as goals from Cesc Fabregas, Andre Schurrle and John Obi Mikel secured the victory, despite Adrien Silva’s effor ...
For one of the underage players to make that Olympic squad, I will pick John Mikel Obi... He should goan learn
SHEARER BLAMES MIKEL FOR CHELSEA LOSS Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has blamed Nigeria international Mikel Obi for Chelsea’s 2-1 loss at Newcastle on Saturday to end their unbeaten run. Shearer said Mikel did not do well enough in the midfield emphasising that Jose Mourinho side missed suspended Nemanja Matic. “Chelsea didn’t play that well,” Shearer told BBC Sport. “There is no doubt they missed Nemanja Matic. He has started every game for them this season but John Mikel Obi was in there against Newcastle and didn’t do as well. “In the build-up to Newcastle’s second goal, Mikel dives in, Eden Hazard dives in. There is no one sitting in front of the back four. “That said it was a really committed Newcastle performance. They were really well organised and every player knew what job they had to do. It was a thoroughly deserved win.” The Serbia international who has scored a goal and two assists in 14 EPL games was suspended for the trip to ‘The Magpies’ after he picked up his ...
John Mikel Obi has 8 senior career goals (4 for Chelsea and 4 for Nigeria). Vincent Enyeama has 19 😳
John Mikel Obi made more EPL appearances than any other outfield player (non-Goalkeeper) in the EPL before scoring a goal with 185.
The same way some people were sentimental about John Mikel Obi wining the African Footballer of the year award ahead of Yaya Toure
The last time played Derby, John Mikel Obi scored a header!
Internationals: Ghana qualify but Nigeria and Egypt out Nigeria will not have the chance to defend their Africa Cup of Nations title in Equatorial Guinea next year after drawing 2-2 with South Africa, while Egypt are also out despite Mohamed Salah’s goal against Tunisia. There was better news for Christian Atsu and Ghana, however, after the Black Stars qualified for the continent’s showpiece tournament by defeating Togo. Nigeria, hosting already-qualified South Africa in a brand new national stadium in Uyo, began with both John Mikel Obi and Kenneth Omeruo in their side. The Super Eagles knew they had to match Congo’s result – away to Sudan – to guarantee their place at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, a tournament they won in 2013, incidentally in South Africa. However, goals either side of half-time scored by Tokelo Rantie, the Bournemouth striker, put the South Africans in command. Sone Aluko of Hull replied and then the visitors were reduced to 10 men. Aluko struck again in injury time but w ...
We should have qualified The Super Eagles delivered way below quality but thumbs up to John Mikel Obi, Aluko and Vincent Enyeama...
One really has to wonder how Ramon Azeez is not the 1st choice midfielder ahead of John Mikel Obi.
Ahmed Musa is currently in action for CSKA Moscow against Man City in the Uefa Champions League. Can he make the difference? Chinedu Obasi and John Mikel Obi should also be in action later tonight for Schalke (against Sporting CP) and Chelsea (against Maribor) What do you expect from these Nigerian ambassadors tonight? I will be reading the best of your responses on the COOL FOOTBALL FANS' TIME show this evening.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Team News Adrian Mariappa is expected to deputise pulling out of international duty with Jamaica because of unspecified injury concerns. Diego Costa is among five fitness doubts for Chelsea,having played twice for Spain despite hamstring concerns. Andre Schurrle has had flu,while Didier Drogba,Ramires and John Mikel Obi are nursing injuries.
A Nigerian side including John Mikel Obi and Kenneth Omeruo ground out a 3-1 home win against Sudan to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations alive, while a Mohamed Salah goal helped Egypt win at home…
shared this to say about it: A victory for John Mikel Obi and Kenneth Omeruo's Nigeria, while Mohamed Salah scored in Egypt's win...
Match report: Sporting Lisbon 0 Chelsea 1 NEWS 43 minutes Nemanja Matic scored the only goal of the game as we maintained our impressive start to the season and move top of our Champions League group. A good Chelsea display saw us dominate the game for long spells, and but for the heroics of Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio, the margin of victory would almost certainly have been more. The decisive moment came shortly after the half-hour mark, when Matic met a Cesc Fabregas free-kick and directed his header into the back of the net. Oscar and, late on, Mohamed Salah, were denied by Patricio as we looked to put the game to bed, but we leave Lisbon with three precious points, and attention now turns to Sunday’s London derby against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. TEAM NEWS The manager made two changes to the side which beat Aston Villa 3-0 at the weekend. Filipe Luis came into the side at left- back, making his third start for the Blues, with Cesar Azpilicueta starting on the bench. The only other change saw A ...
Early this year The Chief of Staff, Edo State Government House, Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon made a new year resolution that he will start speaking pidgin, the year is still early and he has already started his big grammaer, he has reacted to Nigerian/Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi’s CAF award loss, he considers it……….well, whatever you make of his speech. Quote “I am maniacally bewildered, overgassted and flabberwhelmed at the paraplegic crinkum crankum that characterised the Glo CAF awards culminating in an od oriferous saga *** gargantuan gaga! The jiggery pokery of CAF in crowning Yaya Toure instead of our very own prodigy John Obi Mikel is a veritable bugaboo that must be pooh-poohed by all compos mentis *** sapiens! The perfidy and Mendacity of all the apparatchic of sports suzerainty is not only repugnant but also insalubrious! I said to my self: What an anathematous disdain of the citizenry! What a deprecable descent from the sublime to the ridiculous! Who will curb the odoriferous exces ...
Does passing the ball to John Obi Mikel count as time wasting?
Cannot stand John Obi Mikel, cannot get more negative then bringing that helmet on
John Obi Mikel is probably the type of player that scores for fun in training but cant score in a game
Someone must remind John Obi Mikel that he is not Ronaldo
John Obi Mikel replaces Schurrle for Chelsea who still lead 1-0. Earlier Yacine Brahimi wasted a PK for FC Porto
John Obi Mikel should never ever ever shoot from distance
John Obi Mikel has been nicking a living I've had enough dog
John Obi Mikel's life flashed before his eyes, as he hit that volley.
John Obi Mikel with an attempt at a screamer, think he's got football confused with rugby!
Yanno that advice at under 10's "play the way you're facing"? John Obi Mikel took that far too seriously...
John Obi Mikel coming on . Going for the 1-0.
John Obi Mikel: the human victory cigar.
“70 Oscar off, John Obi Mikel on for Chelsea” Mourinho ready to park the bus
It looks like John Mikel Obi and Andre Schurrle are about to come on for the Blues.
So if I may ask, is John Mikel Obi still a plus to the Amstel Malta brand,going by his recent dip in form?Shouldn't that ad be reshot again?
We will provide another seat belt for John Mikel Obi if the current one is not tight enough
John Mikel Obi would've started. But, er, international duty and all that... :-|
Meanwhile, John Mikel Obi is still in this team.
John Mikel Obi has to be the laziest soccer player I've ever watched. He doesn't even get good playing time and he doesn't want to transfer.
Chelsea Legend Hails Mikel Over Costa Assist: Chelsea Legend Pat Nevin has praised John Mikel Obi for his wond...
Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi after Thursday training told that reports about him proposing to his...
Mikel walks out of Bachelorhood. Midfielder John Mikel Obi is officially off the market after proposing to his...
😄😄😄😄 that's cray! "U knw Jose about to go into defensive mode. When u see John Mikel obi warming up
Thats the story of a certain John Mikel Obi.
Joan Rivers looked like a white John Obi Mikel.
John Obi Mikel has been at Chelsea for 8+ years. Crazy.
Where were you when John Mikel Obi did a backheel assist?
kindly help us ask John Obi Mikel what went wrong at the World Cup. We hope he has gotten over it oh...
John Obi Mikel continues to rack up appearances and trophies in Chelsea blue whilst contributing little to nothing on the field.
Which club fought over the signature of Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel, with Chelsea?
Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel has been rated amongst seven most overrated individuals currently masquerading as Premier League footballers
Sources close to Super Eagles/Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi say he's officially off the market
Finally, the Super Eagles player of Nigeria/Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has retired from single FC. He gets...
Super Eagles star John Mikel Obi is engaged to his Russian girlfriend, Olga Diyachenko.
Ebola precautionary measures out in Calabar: Nigeria international midfielder, John Mikel Obi is taking no cha...
Joke of d week only John Mikel Obi of Chelsea would be ok to hold ManU defensive midfield"
You have to feel sorry for John Mikel Obi. Fantastic flick to assist the sixth goal, but you're VERY certain he won't play t…
NaijaReplay News: : John Mikel Obi has leant his support to the campaign [PHOTO]
We never expected it buh God gave it to us...John Mikel Obi with a flick for an assist...😂😂😂...osheyy to all Nigeria…
VINE: John Mikel Obi surprised every one with that cheeky backheel assist to Costa.
How close are you to John Mikel Obi?
Mikel, Five Others to Join Eagles Camp Today. Chelsea star John Mikel Obi is expected to join up with the Super... http:…
John Mikel Obi is in Camp.. | That back heel assist to Diego Costa resurrected some love for you again. Go Eagles!!!
Tom Cleverly is the worst midfielder in the world -John Mikel Obi
Watching Man Utd play is like watching 11 John Obi Mikel's playing🙈
John Obi Mikel worst ever for Chelsea
John Mikel Obi, the Chelsea midfielder is the current highest earning Nigerian footballer. He joined Chelsea in 2006 from Norwegian club Fc Lyn Oslo on a US$25 million. He is currently on US$120,000,(N20m), per week excluding bonuses, and income from participating at the Uefa Champions League. The 25-year-old Jos born player owns mansions in Jos, Lagos and London worth about N800m. He has shares in top companies, and he recently launched a record label, MATURED MONEY MIND (MMM). He drives a Mercedes G Wagon, Black Mercedes G 500, a Range Rover Sport and a N30Million Bentley Continental. He once said, its very difficult finding a wife. Why won’t it be with all that cash
Chelsea should buy Cleverley as birthday gift for John Obi Mikel xD
surprised and happy Mikel John Obi has not been mentioned.
the Tempo their setting is proper Negative lost the ball more than John Obi Mikel i swear Lol
The new Stoke City forward will not play any part in the Super Eagles' double header against the Red Devils and Bafana Bafana next month African champions Nigeria have dropped Victor Moses from a list 23 players called up for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Congo and South Africa. The bulk of the team that played at the World Cup where the Super Eagles reached the second round remains with the exception of Moses who had a widely publicized falling out with the technical crew during the tournament in Brazil. Former captain Joseph Yobo who announced his retirement at end of the tournament is also no longer involved. Also dropped are Peter Odemwingie, Shola Ameobi, Reuben Gabriel, Ejike Uzoenyi, Michael Uchebo and Babatunde Michael. In their place, the Nigeria Football Federation called up Omatsone Aluko (Hull City), Joel Obi (Inter), Nosa Igiebor (Macabi Tel Aviv), Nnamdi Oduamadi (Varese), Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves) and Christian Osaguona (Enugu Rangers). No place . ...
Man United needs two new world class CB's, and a strong DM like John Obi Mikel / Cheick Tiote to do the dirty job.
If only United had won the court case over John Obi Mikel... ;)
Mikel as John Obi?! Don't tell me u told me how miserable we are supporting Zamalek :)
2014 World Cup Day 05 ]Ehsan Haji Safi of Iran (L) vies with John Obi Mikel of Nigeria - Hi_story
Valencia are looking to take John Obi Mikel on a season long loan from Stamford Bridge.
Balotelli missed a penalty. John Obi Mikel scored. Arsenal are top of the league. Valdes is saving penalties. Utd lost with …
John Obi Mikel has scored more goals than Pele.
My favourite 3 Chelsea players of the last decade: 1) John Obi Mikel and then 2/3 is a split decision between JT and Paulo Fe…
In 2005,John Mikel Obi reportedly signed for both Chelsea F.C and Manchester United F.C,but he never played for
DO YOU KNOW THAT. John Obi Mikel has scored more goals. than pele?
Imagine Mourinho convincing Di Maria to do a John Obi Mikel like move to Chelsea.
Mikel is a serious talent. When JT steps down John Obi better get the arm band.
Nigerian Midfielder, John Obi Mikel was missing in action in Chelsea's 2-0 home win over new comers, Leicester City this afternoon.
2014 World Cup Day 05 ]Khosro Heydari of Iran and John Obi Mikel of Nigeria challenge for the ball - Hi_story
Chelsea has no further need for John Obi Mikel and Fernando Torres...
If there was ever a time to spring John Obi Mikel... Wait, there's not.
John Terry does the and nominates Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel and Rafa Benitez.
Let's face it, your 2 best players of all time are Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel
if some1 buy coins on PC i have listed a John Obi Mikel (CDM) for 1 mill coins my name is elCartel :)
And John Obi Mikel is not one "The 10 slowest footballers in the world... .
I'd still have him over John Obi Mikel though! Guess there's no real interest in Mikel from rival sides.
Why Mikel May Not Leave Chelsea This Summer: That's our very own John Mikel Obi training for what will be Chel...
John Obi Mikel chelsea football pictures free wallpaper: ... free wallpaper. Wednesday, August 20th 2014 ...
JT takes the ice bucket challenge and makes some makes some great nominations - John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard and… Rafa Benit…
What does the future hold for John Obi Mikel at
John Obi Mikel guaranteed to score 20+ goals this season
Can't believe I was chatting away to John Obi Mikel earlier, what a gentleman!!
Anambra: How 15 Most Wanted Kidnappers Where Captured It is no longer news that gunmen who kidnapped Chief Michael Obi, father of John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles’ midfielder and Chelsea star and demanded four billion US Dollars as ransom, were arrested recently in Anambra State. What is however news is that the kidnappers carried out the nefarious act in August, 2011 in Jos, Plateau State and were arrested in Anambra State in August 2014, three years later to pay dearly for their nefarious activities. The same deadly gang was equally alleged to have kidnapped the Personal Assistant to the former Commissioner of Works in Anambra State, Mr Clement Ayika (Captain), Mr Pius Maduka, elder brother to Chief Cosmas Maduka of the Coscharis Group, among several others, on various dates and demanded various sums of money as ransom. While some members of the gang had died during an exchange of gun fire with the police, others were charged to court, just like some of their houses were recently demolished by the state g ...
A third Chelsea sub sees John Mikel Obi replace Cesc Fabregas. Five minutes of this game left.
Mikel, Moses gets Turkey chance The Super Eagles duo of John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are in the Chelsea squad already in Turkey for a busy weekend of pre-season matches. The two players have yet another opportunity to prove their mettle in front of Coach Jose who led his 25-man squad to Istanbul Thursday evening to put finishing touches to their pre-season campaign. Moses and Mikel will hope to get playing times in the duel against Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Ferencvaros to come over the next three days. The busy schedule for the Blues starts Friday evening as they will play two 45-minute matches against the two Turkish sides as part of a tournament which is raising money for the families affected by the Soma mining disaster which took place in May. On Saturday, the Blues will then travel to Budapest, where we face Hungarian side Ferencvaros on Sunday. Chelsea squad in Turkey Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, John Mikel Obi, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic, Kurt Zouma, Rami ...
Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi will participate in today's charity tournament in Turkey to help raise funds for the families of those who suffered as a result of the Soma mining disaster. The unusual format of the tournament is centred on three 45-minute matches. Hosts Fenerbahce which is expected to feature compatriot Emmanuel Emenike will play Besiktas in the first game, before Blues feature, first against Fenerbahce and then Besiktas. Mikel who played for 45 minutes in Chelsea's 3-0 loss to Werder Bremen last Sunday is expected to feature. Captain John Terry said before the team's departure: “We are playing two very good sides so it will be good competition which is what we need before our season kicks off. “It'll be two very intense 45-minute games. It's a bit different to what we are used to but to cram it in and get the games in is a good format really. “It'll serve a purpose for us pre-season.” Terry is set to come up against frontman Demba Ba, who has swapped Chelsea for Besiktas. He ad ...
Mourinho Doubts Mikel’s Fitness. A fresh blow might have been hit into the slim chances of John Mikel Obi laying...
Xavi did ok, mostly. Just a poor man's John Obi Mikel, obviously.
John Mikel Obi scored 2 goals, had 1 assist and posted a 33% shooting accuracy in 36 games for the Blues last season
Nigeria international John Mikel Obi unlikely to leave Chelsea
What if I told you John Obi Mikel & Ramires scored the same amount of goals in 13/14 (1). More an indictment of Ram…
Previously on John Obi Mikel glad to have Didier Drogba bac
John Obi Mikel is currently the third longest. serving member in the Chelsea squad. Only. Cech and Terry are before him.
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TRANSFER GOSSIP Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could be forced to sell goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, because of the club's failure to offload Spain striker Fernando Torres, 30, or Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, 27. Daily Star Aston Villa central defender Ron Vlaar, 29, will hold talks with manager Paul Lambert this weekend amid interest from Southampton. Daily Mirror QPR are considering a £4m move for Elche's Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, 28.Daily Mirror Sunderland are in talks with Lazio over Belgium defender Luis Pedro Cavanda, 23, after failing to reach an agreement with Fiorentina's Marcos Alonso, also 23, who spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light. Daily Mail OTHER GOSSIP Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 34, says he has had the worst three months of his life, losing out on the Premier League title, exiting the World Cup early with England and retiring from international football. Daily Telegraph Manager Louis van Gaal has warned Manchester United supporters his side may struggle ...
Ideye joins West Brom Nigeria striker Brown Ideye has joined West Brom in a three-year deal worth a club record £10 million. Sources told however that the total could rise to as high as £13.5 million. Ideye, who won the African Nations Cup with Nigeria but was inexplicably left out of the World Cup squad, joins from Ukrainian club Dinamo Kyiv. The forward was at West Brom on Friday morning to sign the deal, and has been handed the number 9 jersey. Ideye says he is thrilled by the move. "The English Premier League is the best in the world and I look forward to having a successful time here," he told Ideye started his career at Nigerian club Ocean Boys, but moved to Swiss side Neuchatel Xamax then moved to Sochaux before joining Kyiv in 2011. He was called in as a last minute replacement for the injured John Mikel Obi for the 2010 World Cup, and played a pivotal role as Nigeria won the African Nations Cup in 2013. He also represented the country at the FIFA Confedera ...
Chelsea want to sell Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi and replace him with Real Madrid's Sami Khedira. (Source: Expr…
THURSDAY'S TRANSFER GOSSIP COLUMN Ron Vlaar starred for the Netherlands during the World Cup and is now a QPR target Harry Redknapp has made Aston Villa centre-half Ron Vlaar, 29, a £4m target for QPR. Liverpool are ready to compete with Tottenham over 21-year-old Swansea left-back Ben Davies. Leeds United are keen on Cardiff City defender Mark Hudson, 32, as a potential summer addition, as they look to bolster their backline. Chelsea are prepared to sell Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, 27, as they plan a move for Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, who is also a target for Arsenal Arsenal are expected to confirm the signing of France defender Mathieu Debuchy, 28, from Newcastle on Thursday in a £10m deal. Stoke City are one of several teams interested in Spanish winger Keko, 22, who is a free agent after leaving Italian club Catania. Olympiakos want to sign Fulham's Costa Rica forward Bryan Ruiz, 28, on a free transfer, even though he has a year remaining on his contract at Craven C ...
As for the worst player of the tournament, one can point at a certain John Mikel Obi, a Gerard Pique or a Hulk, but one man stands height above them all; Iker Casilas, around of appluse for him please, he goes away with the prestigeous trophy
'It will be a spectacular game and we are very motivated.' - John Mikel Obi
Nigeria international midfielder John Mikel Obi does not believe the arrival of Spaniard Cesc Fabregas will sound the death knell to his Chelsea career. Fabregas joined Chelsea for £27million on a five-year deal from Barcelona on June 21 and will bolster Jose Mourinho’s midfield for the 2014/15 campaign. Mikel struggled to get into the Chelsea squad in the latter stages of the 2013/14 season with Serbian star, Nemanja Matic, emerging as Mourinho’s preferred choice in midfield. The arrival of Fabregas is expected to further limit playing time for the Nigerian who however insists that will not be the case. The former Lyn Oslo man has been severally linked with a move to 18-time Serie A champions, Inter Milan, but he insists his immediate plans remain staying at Chelsea. Mikel, 27, joined Chelsea in 2006 and has since made over 200 league appearances for the London club.
Remember when FIFA considered Messi and John Obi Mikel to be on the same level??? Yeah they should…
2014 World Cup Day 19 ]John Obi Mikel of Nigeria in action - Hi_story
I hope Van Ginkel gets his form..havin him with Nemanja Matic makes me feel John Mikel Obi shld b shown d door out of Chelsea
John Mikel obi is a huge and big disgrace to the present National term.
Why didn't I start with the Dream Team I have now? Why did I think it was a good idea to have John Obi Mikel?
Your life retrogressing on a reverse.that's John Obi Mikel
1 good season and Bale is worth 90m. 1 good season and Suarez is worth 70m. John Obi Mikel change your style of play and have a good season.
Congratulation to John Mikel Obi, well done u too try for 9ija
Dear John Mikel Obi you can never satisfy human being in life I really like you as a player but try and work harder with moving more forward
John Mikel Obi should never play for the Nigerian National team again. His is not good enough to be in a national team.
John Mikel Obi says he will not leave the club despite the arrival of Cesc Fabregas.
Am sorry to say this but MTN network is as dead as JOHN MIKEL OBI in the Super Eagles.
After the woeful performance of the Super Eagles Midfielder, John Obi Mikel against France, as well as The Final...
Chelsea is where powerhouse wants to be after £200,000-a-week deal all done and dusted: John Obi-Mikel is conf...
some players don't deserve the No.10 jersey, especially when there are playing for their country @ john Mikel obi
John Obi Mikel: Olivier Giroud should have been SENT OFF for elbowing me… not just given a warning
NIGERIA KNOCKED OUT: John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kenneth Omeruo are the first Chelsea players to exit in the...
Big man admits he wants to be a Chelsea player as £200,000-a-week deal done: John Obi-Mikel is confident the a...
John Obi Mikel says Giroud should have been punished for elbow incident
John Obi Mikel says he can't wait to play alongside Cesc Fabregas and he won't be leaving...
John Mikel Obi: He stood out as d 'big boy' of the team who left all the work to the 'lesser' men in the team. OUTSTANDING
Nigeria’s ouster, no big deal –Mikel. Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi, says that the team has nothing to...
Latest News | News Break Nigeria …Eagles midfielder urges teammates not to feel bad about France result John Obi...
and Algeria were dumped out of Brazil yesterday; the last two remaining African Representatives. The Super Eagles' performance yesterday have come under attacks. Most fans once again singled John Mikel Obi for criticism. Will you blame Mikel Obi for yesterday's defeat?
Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi says that the Super Eagles have nothing to be ashamed of after being knocked out of the 2014 World Cup by France.
If Keshi eventually remain as Super Eagles coach, i suggest he immediately integrate Kelechi Iheanacho into the team as an understudy to John Mikel Obi/ the number 10 midfield position.
Did you know Jose Mourinho is the cause of John Mikel Obi's deformity of play?
Below are the players expected to start the match against the Les Blues of France: Vincent Enyeama; Efe Ambrose, Joseph Yobo, Juwon Oshaniwa, Kenneth Omeruo; Ogenyi Onazi, John Mikel Obi; Ahmed Musa, Peter Odemwingie, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike. France’s coach, Didier Deschamps has also announced a deadly squad against the Nigerian team. Below is the team list released moments ago: Lloris (c), Debuchy, Evra, Varane, Cabaye, Valbuena, Giroud, Benzema, Matuidi, Pogba and Koscielny
EXCLUSIVE A-Z World Cup AND TRANSFER GOSSIP with Lallah Eron Joachim Low will keep his job as Germany coach, whatever happens against Algeria Germany manager Joachim Low has been told his job is safe even if his side are knocked out of the World Cup by Algeria. Daily Mail Fifa has denied reports that it banned some fans from wearing Luis Suarez masks during the Uruguay-Colombia match, following the striker's four-month ban. Marca (in Spanish) Brazil defender Dani Alves, 31, feels Chile have been among the best teams in this World Cup, adding that the pressure to perform against them was "simply stunning". (in Spanish) Germany are hoping Jerome Boateng is fit enough to face Algeria after the 25 year-old defender returned for their final training session following a minor knee problem. Bild (in German) Fiorentina's Colombian midfielder Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who has been linked with Barcelona, will only think about his future after the World Cup. Marca Nigeria's John Mikel Obi insists the £2m appe ...
John Mikel Obi on appearance fee controversy: "It wasn't a major problem, It was just a little issue that's been clarified."
“Feel me don”fam I don't get why we've played like this😂😂 even wid big man John Obi Mikel & monster Emenike smh
Mikel confuses me. He played with Makelele, Lampard, Ballack, Joe Cole and Deco but yet hes John Obi Mikel.
Man of the match is John Obi Mikel??? Lololol man of the match should be the person who watched the 90 minutes...
At least we won't have to listen to the pundits brown nosing Pirlo anymore. He's John Obi Mikel with a better beard
same with man united, got 15m for John Obi Mikel! Great business ha!
Did you know... FACT; Nigerian interntional John Obi Mikel once trialed at ecco city greens as a young boy and...
happy birthday bro. U re good, but JOHN MIKEL OBI is better!
John Obi Mikel: Has misplaced more passes (19) than any other player at the 2014 World Cup
Chelsea fans will be cheering on John Obi Mikel & his teammates to join fellow Blues stars Oscar, Willian and Ramires into the 2nd round.
Signed Dani Alves, Cesc Fabregas, and Adrian Gonzalez. Let go of Demba Ba, Nemanja Matic, John Obi Mikel, and David Luiz. Pretty successful.
"Nigeria are now the only team to have not conceded a goal in the 2014 finals". The power of John Obi Mikel.
World Cups are criminal. Rakitic will be going home and John Obi Mikel will probably get another week bed & board
Fred finally has the same amount of career goals as John Obi Mikel!
Yaya Toure, John Obi Mikel or Samuel Eto'o: Which one of these players will fly Africa's flag highest?
Nnaa na true talk o...but b cautious not to get booked.
I luv d spirit, make us smile we blv in u guyz
abi wit God u guys can beat d Argentina
Argentina not unbeatable, let's go there jooor
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Messi is useless with out his left leg... Be quick to close him down and be quick in passing ur ball.. I dey ur back
Argentina comes with her own challenge.. Do not let dem get close to our box 18 and for Messi hold his left leg
Asmir Begovic and John Obi Mikel have the same number of Premier League goals.
John Obi Mikel looks like he's on his way out of I wouldn't mind him at at all.
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bro pls u really need to improve more,to make me proud,I hate it wen some crazy fans talk bad about u, admire u on pitch
bro u need 2 improve more pls,I hate it when some crazy fans talk bad about u,it's *** me off,I ur
mate your performance against bosnia was aweful,hopefuly you play better against ARG n pray you get ur 1st World Cup goal
Brazil if full of excitement, sundays matches was fantastic,
Do you agree a lack of pace is what hampers John Obi Mikel? Will he stay at Chelsea?
Only 2 Chelsea players have won the MOTM award in the 2014 WC so far:. 1. John Obi Mikel (2. Eden Hazard (
Well USA and Portugal lack composure .progress ?more chance of a forward pass from John Obi Mikel?
John Obi Mikel. Blessed with pace and vision, yeah right!
John Obi Mikel would have taken that better...
Nigeria to win the World Cup according to John Obi Mikel
Anither player on the same calibre as John Mikel Obi is Raul Meireles.
Did I just witness a forward pass from John Obi Mikel? - banttts omg
Lee Mitchell, a Chelsea fan has tattooed the name of Chelsea’s Nigerian star John Mikel Obi on his butt after he...
John Obi Mikel (C) of Nigeria celebrates the 1-0 win with his teammates after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil...
Peter Odemwingie scored the only goal to give Nigeria a victory that means World Cup debutants Bosnia-Hercegovina will not progress from Group F. The Stoke player struck in the first half to give Nigeria their first win at a World Cup finals since 1998. The goal came just seven minutes after Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko had a goal incorrectly disallowed for offside. Play media Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie (left) celebrates with Emmanuel Emenike Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie scores against Bosnia-Hercegovina Nigeria will reach the knockout stages if they get a point against Argentina, or if Iran fail to beat Bosnia. Odemwingie's decisive strike came just a month after he returned to the Nigeria squad following a two-year absence caused by a dispute with coach Stephen Keshi. Knowing they needed a win to stay in their first World Cup finals, Bosnia attacked from the start but were vulnerable in defence, with Odemwingie, John Mikel Obi and Michael Babatunde all squandering early chances for Nigeria. Bosnia briefly th ...
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Mikel Obi’s Father Reveals What Nigeria Needs To Do To Beat Bosnia Following the poor performance of Nigeria's Super Eagles against Iran at the ongoing FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Pa Michael Obi, father of Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi, has advised the handlers of the team on what to do to improve the Eagles' performance in their upcoming matches. reports that the senior Obi said the Nigeria team lacked attacking bite in their first round match with Iran on Monday. He therefore, advised coach Stephen Keshi to instruct the Eagles to add more stamina in their play for them to be able to win their remaining matches. It could be recalled that the goalless draw recorded by Nigeria against Iran drew a lot of criticisms from football fans all over the world. Commenting on the match, Pa Obi stated that one of the attackers up front, Victor Moses, failed to make use of several thrusts made to him from the midfield, adding that the game only made sense when Osaze was introduced into the match. * P ...
Do you agree that's why we didn't win the match? BRAZIL GOSSIP Mikel laments Iran tactics Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi was left bitter at the manner in which opponents Iran kept the Super Eagles at bay in their 0-0 draw on Monday evening. "We are all disappointed,” Mikel said after the game. “The first game of every tournament is very important. “When you watch the way Iran played, they had 11 men behind the ball the entire game and it was hard for us to create chances.” KickoffNigeria Iran and Nigeria were responsible for the first bad game of the 2014 World Cup as they played out a 0-0 draw in Curitiba. kickoffNigeria Appiah: Mistakes cost us: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah was left to rue his team’s missed chances as Ghana succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the United States in their opening Group G encounter on Monday night. kickoffNigeria Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi has played down the effect of the 0-0 stalemate with Iran in Monday's game at Curitiba by assuring fans that his team ...
Ahmed Musa,Onazi and John Mikel Obi, our three(3) Jos brothers are doing us proud on the pitch in Brazil right now. We in Jos, Plateau State are proud of you and the whole team, so please do not let us down ko??? Cheers
'We don't just want to come and make up the numbers, we want to do well.' - John Mikel Obi:
FABREGAS VS ARSENAL VS CHELSEA Its no longer news that Cesc Fabregas is nw a Chelsea player, a one time arsenal captain. Someone b like...Arsenal fans are feeln bad that the lad joined chelsea instead of arsenal; and the question i ask is...'ARE U SERIOUS'?? Gone are the days wen Fabregas killed himself 2 play, he doesnt hav a space in d current arsenal team with the likes of Ramsey, Wilshere, Rosicky, Ozil, Cazorla and Chamberlain all for d central d Question is, who wil u relegate among this for Fabregas? Chelsea stil remains d best team for diz guy, though Man united is stil gud, bt for d hunger of Uefa Champions League he opted for Chelsea...and wit d depature of Frank Lampard and wit d possibl departure of Ramires or John Mikel Obi, Chelsea sure need 2 recruit a player like Fabregas who to me will add littl or more 2 d prowess in chelsea. Besides, Fabregas left arsenal wen Arsenal needed him d most, Arsenal became blind wen Fabregas needed dem.
Brazil 2014...!!! The fever is still On.., The Black Stars of Ghana still preparing to make the Continent of Africa Proud..! The Pride of Africa we are Solidly behind you and all the African Teams. On the other side of the coin, just to mention few of my favorites foreign players I hope to see flying collars for their respective countries in this Tournament. Uruguay.- Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez...! -lol..:) Netherlands- Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder.! Spain - Andres Iniesta, Cesc Fabregas and Segio Ramos...! France -- Florent Maluoda.! Italy- Mario Balotelli.!!! Brazil -- Oscar and Dani-Alves.! Germany- Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller...! Portugal--- Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo...!( I miss Legend Luis Figo.!!!,;France 98..) Argentina. Angel Di-maria and Lionel Messi...! USA - Clint Dempsey.! Mexico.. Herrera and Dos Santos...! England- Danny Welbeck and Wayne Ronney ...! Not forgetting my proud African Players..! John Mikel Obi ..!-- Nigeria.. Samuel Eto'o...! Cameroon..! .. ...
Captain Joseph Yobo and midfielder John Mikel Obi met with the NFF to ask for a share of the World Cup money due to the country from Fifa.
‘Coachie’ Wants 110% - Mikel. Super Eagles playmaker, John Mikel Obi has provided further insight into what he and...
Biggest joke of d century "Nigeria have improved over d past 4years & can win d World Cup- John Mikel Obi". I can't laff
WICH AFRICAN TEAM DO YOU THINk CAN GO FURTHER AS»»» Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor is backing the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go furthest of all the African teams – competing in Brazil. The Tottenham star believes the big- game knowledge and ability of the quartet of Stephen Keshi, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, and Vincent Enyeama are the ingredients needed by any team to be successful in a major competition like the World Cup. “Out of these teams, it [my choice for which of the African teams will go the furthest] would be Nigeria because of their concentration,” he told the Daily Express. “Because of Stephen Keshi [the coach] – he knows a lot about football and everything. He has been there as well as a player for Nigeria. “And they have got Victor Moses, who is a great friend of mine, and I like the way he plays. John Obi Mikel played a lot for Chelsea this year and showed how good he is. Their goalkeeper is very good. Nigeria have all the ingredients to be good in the World Cup.” Adebay ...
Fifa Confirms Super Eagles Numbers For World Cup Fifa has confirmed that the squad lists for this year’s World Cup have officially been documented and shirt numbers have also been confirmed for the 32 teams that qualified for this year’s event. Participating nations had earlier submitted provisional lists of players they intend to take to the tourney and Nigeria, alongside other Nations, were able to beat the June 2 deadline set by the football ruling body. The Super Eagles’ final 23 have now been allocated their jersey number that they would wear at the tournament that starts in less than a week’s time. John Mikel Obi will retain his number 10 on his jersey as he looks to be the creative force in midfield for Nigeria as Vincent Enyeama will wear the number 1 jersey. Shola Ameobi will wear the last squad number (23) while Joseph Yobo, who just returned to the team, will wear his usual number 2 on his shirt. Reserve goalkeepers Austin Ejide and Chigozie Agbim will wear numbers 16 and 21 respectivel ...
RECORD World Cup CALL-UPS FOR THE BLUES: With FIFA releasing the confirmed 23-man squads for the World Cup which commences in a week's time, there is set to be a record level of Chelsea participation in the tournament. There are 17 of our players selected, including Frank Lampard, whose Chelsea contract does not expire until the end of this month, and David Luiz. Although Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Brazilian, the move is still pending him agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination. The 17 beats our previous highest number of players at a World Cup finals which was 15 in 2006 in Germany. It is highest representation from the Premier League with Manchester United sending 14, Arsenal 13, Liverpool 12 and Manchester City 10. Here's the full list: BRAZIL: David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior, Willian. BELGIUM: Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku. NIGERIA: Kenneth Omeruo, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses. ENGLAN ...
NIGERIA DRAW BLANK WITH GREECE Keshi's men finally had an opportunity to square up against a World Cup bound team in Greece, at the PPF Park in Pennsylvania in a match that kicked off midnight. The gaffer arguably started with his designated eleven to cut the ranks in Brazil. The African champions gave a good account of themselves against a well organized Greek side, who remained faithful to their defensive solidity. The match started on a cautious note, and maintained same tempo all through the first half. The Eagles were forced to an early substitution when right wing back, Echiejile appeared to have pulled a hamstring. Odunlami came in for him (Echiejile), and Keshi had to reshuffle his back line. John Mikel Obi showed glimpses of the child prodigy he was in 2005 before he fell into the spell of Jose Mourinho. He came tops in the midfield battle against Greek stalwart, Papadoupolos. Returnee, Osaze Odemwingie obviously had lost touch playing for the Eagles as his early exchanges were froth with errors. ...
No club can come out and claim dat it parades the number of players dat Chelsea Football Club will be parading in the World Cup [1]Eden Hazard [2]Thorgan Hazard [3]Gary Cahill [4]John Terry [5]Peter Cech [6]Branislav Ivanovic [7]Azerpilietar [8]David Luiz [9]Oscar [10]Ramires [11]Willian [12]Andre Schurlle [13]Samuel Eto Fills [14]Fernando El Nino Torres [15]John Mikel Obi [16]Victor Moses [17]Romelu Lukaku [18]Thibaiet Curtois [19]Super Frank Lampard [20]Kenneth Omeruo All dis Super Chelsea players and more are all going to the World Cup Whaoh,what a Superb Clup No wonder we are tagged “The Pride of London”
OFFICIAL : NIGERIA SQUAD TO World Cup Defender Joseph Yobo will play in his third FIFA World Cup finals and have opportunity to become Nigeria’s first –ever century – international after he was named in the African champions’ final list of 23 for Brazil 2014. Also going to their third World Cup are goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide, but midfield strongman John Mikel Obi will only be attending his first finals after Nigeria narrowly missed Germany 2006 and he was omitted from South Africa 2010 due to injury. Former junior international defender Elderson Echiejile and Olympic silver medalist Osaze Odemwingie, who were also in South Africa four years ago, make the cut for the biggest showpiece in football, starting in 10 days’ time. 2013 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer Emmanuel Emenike is joined in the attack by England- based duo of Victor Moses and Shola Ameobi, and former junior international Uche Nwofor, but there is no place for Olympic silver medalist Obinna Nsofor and nimble –f ...
FACT: John Mikel Obi, Ramon Azeez & Kenneth Omeruo will be the only players in Coach Stephen Keshi squad that...
Real Madrid will offer Angel Di Maria in a straight swap for John Mikel Obi. They want cover for the slow and immobile Alon…
World Cup city gripped by dengue fever The Brazilian city where Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Nigeria’s John Mikel Obi will train for the World Cup is in the grip of a crippling dengue fever epidemic. According to Vanguard, workers in Campinas have embarked on a huge operation to eradicate mosquitos, which spread the disease, before the Portuguese and Nigerian teams arrive. Some 32,384 people have been infected by dengue this year in the southeastern city about one hour from Sao Paulo. At least three people have died. “It’s a record epidemic. It’s bigger than the 11,500 cases registered in all of 2007,” said Andrea Von Zuben, who coordinates the Campinas dengue control program. Dengue is a viral infection carried by the aedes aegypti mosquito. The fever is like chronic influenza with severe headaches, muscle and joint pain, vomiting and a rash. Severe cases can be deadly. Three people have died of dengue this year in Campinas, women aged 27, 69 and 81. Three other deaths are being investiga ...
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John Michael Nchekvube Obinna (born 22 April 1987 ) , commonly known as Mikel John Obi , John Obi Mikel or John Mikel Obi , is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team . Mikel was born in Jos , Nigeria as John Michael Nchekvube Obinna , the son of Michael Obi , who runs an interstate transport company in Jos , Plateau State capital . [4 ] As his father was a member of the Igbo ethnic group , [ 5 ] " Nchekvube " means " hope " and " Obi " is a nickname for the Igbo name " Obinna " (meaning " Father 's heart " ) . [ 6 ] Mikel started his official football career at the age of 12, when selected as a talented footballer from over 3000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy .
I support Nigeria too. I'm part Nigerian on my John Obi Mikel side.
John Mikel Obi, Finidi George and are Nigerians to have won UCL.
i honestly think we need John Obi Mikel services in our squad
SPACE FM NEWS - National Sport National Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club nationwide, Prince Vincent Okumagba, has tasked Chelsea Midfielder, John Mikel Obi to ensure that his debut at the World Cup finals was a memorable one. According to Okumagba, Mikel and other key players like Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike, Victor Nsofor and Peter Odemwingie will be the central players for the Super Eagles as such he had to be imaginative by defining and shaping the middle of the pack for the Nigerian side. It would be recalled that Mikel Obi missed the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa due to a knee injury. =
will be a great asset at chelsea. He might even reach the dizzy heights of John Obi Mikel
Why is Tiago Mendes being linked with Chelsea? He is a good player, but, he is 33 now and I'd rather have John Obi Mikel at the club.
The correct answer to Puzzle 10 is John Obi Mikel from Nigeria. Thumbs up to all who answered correctly.
BREAKING: PSG are ready to bid £40 million for Chelsea's ace midfielder John Obi Mikel. Chelsea fans will be sad to see such a player leave!
A very richman called Nelson Mandela died of Lung cancer, and his money couldn’t afford the price of LIFE! - Lady Diana died of car accident, her royalship couldnt favour her 2 live. - Kumlor Dumor died of cardiac arrest, his prestigious occupation couldn’t save him. - Prof. Mills just died recently, his Excellency couldnt save him. -Tito Villanova(fmr Barcelona coach) died of throat cancer, nothing was able 2 save him. You are not as rich as Tito Villanova; royal as Princess Diana; Famous as Nelson Mandela; More fluent in English than Kumlor Dumor, but u are moving here and there without any illness, yet, you are feeling lazy to type “Thank you God”.let us do it now. = Dont forget to like John Mikel Obi
John Obi Mikel should be with Barça don't know how you guys have kept, Mou is a genius.
Can we all just take a moment to remember the fact that John Obi Mikel scored two goals this season. TWO IN ONE SEASON.
why would he want to come to us we will probably sign someone like John Obi Mikel
Would you rather play alongside Tom Cleverley or John Obi Mikel,
You'll end up with Tom Ince and John Obi Mikel ;-)
Oh my god John Obi Mikel should've got this.
i would love to see John Mikel Obi and Lionel Messi's hair style..
Lmao! Only thing to come out of Nigeria along with big Jon Obi Mikel
Inter Milan coach has hinted that he is looking to sign Chelsea and Nigeria International midfielder John Obi Mikel. ht…
I think it's high time Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi considered his future at Chelsea. He's been a good squad player in the last Byears Though not without a host of critics, even among Chelsea fansm he's gone on to play significant time under every Manager that has managed Chelsea since 2006. The second coming of Mourinho has seen him play much less time than he's played over the years, thus the need that he followed the path ploded by and both of whom had to move on to a top club, inorder to get the amount of play time that befits their status. Like Mata and Luiz, Mikel is under the radar of a number of notable top clubs in Europe among the interested clubs. His qualities as a player can't be overlooked, and for a club, with a big history as Inter Milan showing interest in him, it gives one the impression that Mikel Obi is indeed in a class of his own, as such it'd be unthoughful of him to consider their offer should they put one forward to him. In all fairness, the Seria A fits his pro ...
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I've had some good ones. Sampha, John Obi Mikel, Michael Essien, Chris Purtlow. Personal favourite though: "Bubbles". Ha!
Chelsea FC of England’s midfielder John Mikel Obi will be the target of the Scots’ crunchy tackles on Wednesday, when Nigeria will clash with Scotland at the Craven Cottage Stadium in England in an international friendly game. Agency reports gathered by Sporting Life on Sunday from England suggests
Nigeria they can beat just look about team: John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Ahmad Musa, Eminike, Amoebi, Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Nosa Egiebor, Peter Mdemwengie, Obasi, Aluko, Ambros, Echijele,
My profane gratitude goes to the Nigeria-(CHELSEA) football LEGEND, "JOHN MIKEL OBI", for his love and kindness. May GOD keep you from all evil in Jesus name, Amen!
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260: The number of games elapsed between. John Mikel Obi's second and third goals for. Chelsea.
Nigerian international John Mikel Obi has lent his support to the campaign.
♛♛ BRAZIL 2014: This is Your World Cup, Okocha Tells Mikel: Mikel Obi Duro Ikhazuagbe With exactly 29 days to the kick off of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Nigeria’s most talented footballer ever, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, yesterday insisted that Chelsea stalwart, John Mikel Obi, now has an opportunity to take his rightful place in the country’s football hall of Fame. Speaking at the launch of Super EaglesWorld Cup theme song at the Globacom Headquarters on Adeola Odeku Street in Victoria Island, Lagos yesterday, the former Bolton Wanderer mercurial playmaker said Mikel must prove to Nigerian football fans he truly deserve to lead the team. “This is the biggest opportunity for Mikel to seize control of the midfield and prove to Nigerians that he is capable of fitting into that role without questions. For me, this is Mikel’s World Cup. He did it very well at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and should be able to do better because the World Cup is a bigger stage,” obse ...
John Mikel Obi is more successful than Steven Gerrard both Club and Country! BOM
Andre Schurrle has come on for John Mikel Obi. 65 minutes gone.
John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kenneth Omeruo have all been named in Stephen Keshi's 30-man provisional squad...
Congratulations also to John Mikel Obi, and for being named in Nigeria's World Cup squad!
Nigeria's John Mikel Obi's eight-year stint at Stamford Bridge could end this summer now he is behind Matic in the pecking …
John Mikel Obi move to Inter Milan is a done deal (for summer)
Kenneth Omeruo, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, Joseph Yobo, Peter Odemwingie and Shola Ameobi have been included in Nigeria's WC Prem squad
Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi shares his story from street soccer to elite football on his
JOSEP PEP GUARDIOLA AND Lionel Messi: COINCIDENCE OR NEXUS? INTRODUCTION If we can put aside the often raging debate about who is the best between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for a moment I would like to focus on Lionel Messi and compare his time playing under the Pep Guardiola with the rest of his career. I have borrowed and amended a table of Messi's goals tally below for reference. MESSI It is not debatable that Lionel Messi was a soccer prodigy having come up in the ranks winning the FIFA U-20 trophy in 2005 and beating John Mikel Obi to second place in the race to the tournaments Golden Ball. By then he had already become a first team player for Barcelona who had rescued him from his growth hormone deficiency syndrome by signing him and paying his $900 a month treatment. RIJKAARD YEARS He got his start for Barca first eleven under Frank Rijkaard in October 2004 and he performed creditably well under Frank Rijkaard who played him as a winger. His goals tallies under Rijkaard were 04/05 - 1 goal ...
How Mourinho Can Advance Into The Final Of The Uefa Champions League I will be looking at Mourinho’s performance through the eyes of strategy and offer some tips on how he can get past Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the UEFA Semi-Finals on Wednesday, April 30. A brief analysis of the first leg: Mourinho was predictable at the Calderon (Atletico Madrid’s home stadium). He went for a solid defensive line-up. You can always tell what mood Mourinho is in by whether or not he starts John Mikel Obi. If he starts Mikel, he prioritizes defense; if not, he wants to attack. He avoided defeat and was able to render the 90 minutes goalless but it was not a wise move. A better strategic alternative would have been to attack at the Calderon, away from home. Mourinho has a reputation of defending when away to good teams and attacking when at home. Reputation can be a strength – because it goes ahead of you and do some speaking and doing on your behalf. Entire battles have been won based on the reputation of ...
I am a Nigerian, but I av got to say it, Yaya Toure and John Mikel Obi, should never be compared!
Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi will not be playing against Atletico Madrid on April 30 in the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg due to an accumulation of yellow cards.
A very happy birthday to both John Mikel Obi and who turn 27 today!
Inter Milan want to sign John Mikel Obi from Chelsea.
Inter Milan set to splash 10Million pounds on John Mikel Obi.i think it wil b a gud move 4 him,as he is currently wasted at Chelsea
PURELY NAIJA greets, una good morning for another beautiful Saturday as we can confirm to you that Flying Eagles yesterday, Friday forced to another draw by Morocco in Casablanca after 2-2 draw on Wednesday. The Naija U-20 side played 1-1 yesterday noon in the 2nd leg of the friendlies and expected back home today. Meanwhile in another warm up match yesterday but in Abuja btw Golden Eaglets and Abuja-based Foremost College of Football, the National U-17 side defeated the Academy Boys 2-1. Still talking Nigerialy, Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi reportedly by The London Evening Standard that is in pole position to sign for the Italian giants, Inter Milan in the summer. While his current club, Chelsea have been paired together with the giant killers, A. Madrid for the semi-finals of UCL. And David Alaba's B. Munich will slug out with R. Madrid may be the German champions 'll break the record of winning UCL trophy back-to-back!
We dont have a 90,000 capacity stadium. We dont have 9 UCL Trophies, We don't have 20 EPL trophies. All we have is: 1 Uefa Champions League Cup, 1 Europa League Cup, 1 UEFA Supercup, 2 UEFA Winners cup, 4 EPL trophies, 4 League cups, 4 Community shields, 7 FA cups. We also have Abromovic the Boss, Bruce Buck the Chairman, Micheal Emenalo the Technical Director, Mourinho the Tactician, Steve Holland as the assistant, Rui Faria - Fitness Coach/Assistant, Silvino Louro - Goalkeeping Coach, Jose Morais - Technical Assistant. John "fantastic" Terry the Leader, Petr Cech the Saviour, Cahil the Trojan Defender, Ivanovic the Header, Azpilicueta the Fighter, Matic the spider, Luiz the Geezer, Lampard the Legend, Ramires the counter attacker, Hazard the Dribbler, Oscar the Magician, Salah the Egyptian, Etoo the tormentor, Borges Da Silva Willian the Sprinter, Andre Schurlle aka "Sola" the Shooter, Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto Fils "the big game player", John Mikel Obi "..fill in the gap.." & the rest are also the be ...
It is no longer news that Nigerian superstars - John Mikel Obi and Genevieve Nnaji - signed multi million Naira deal with Amstel Malta. However, the gist is that the lid has now been blown off the ...
1st leg of the Flying Eagles' warm ups against Morocco 'll come up this morning. Still talking today's matches on PURELY NAIJA. In the NPFL rescheduled ties, Kaduna Utd 'll host Bayelsa Utd in Kaduna, while the new comers, Giwa FC welcomes the champs, Kano Pillars to Jos. Enugu Rangers play host to Nembe City in Enugu, while in Europe, David Alaba's Bayern Munich in a crucial tie this evening in Munich sees the German and defending champions host the English champions, Man Utd in the 2nd leg of UCL. Also this evening, A. Madrid play host to Barcelona Vincente Calderon. Meanwhile yesternight, John Mikel Obi and his Chelsea teammates were in wild jubilation after their hard earn 2-0 win over PSG on the Bridge and progressed into Semis. Also yesternight, R. Madrid book their place in the last 4 of the UCL despite their 2-0 loss to B. Dortmund!
Name: John Mikel Nationality: Nigerian Date of Birth: 22/04/1987 Height: 188 cm Weight: 86.0 kg Previous Clubs: Lyn Oslo Position: Midfielder Chelsea career Following quickly on from the purchase of Salomon Kalou in the summer of 2006, the arrival of John Mikel Obi confirmed Chelsea's determination to add exciting young talent as well as established stars to a squad that had just won back-to-back league titles. Having smoothed out some rough edges both on and off the pitch, manager Jose Mourinho increasingly used Mikel's talent in the holding midfield role, especially when requiring a longer range of passing than other options including the feted Claude Makelele. As a junior Mikel had played more as an attacking midfielder. Named Chelsea Young Player of the Year, he survived an injury scare the week before the 2007 FA Cup Final to play the whole game. Chelsea beat Manchester United in the first final at the new Wembley. The 2007/08 campaign saw Mikel continue to grow in the 'Makelele' role, and by the end ...
FORMER Nigerian international, Garba Lawal, yesterday expressed concern over the form and few playing time given to Nigerian players at their various European clubs this season, arguing that it would be difficult for the Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, to prosecute the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup with match rusty players. The NFF technical committee member, who was recently appointed the team manager of Nigerian league side, Kaduna United, said yesterday in Abuja that Nigeria's best legs in Europe's lack of playing time ought to bother Keshi. Worried that such players as John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses, among others, were not regulars at their various clubs since the beginning of this season, the former Super Eagles' utility player, said, "I want to admit that I equally entertain fears just as any other Nigerian, concerning the bench role of our players at their European clubs. "The World Cup is not a tournament a coach prosecutes with the majority of his players either sitting on the bench or matc ...
Finidi George and Kanu Nwankwo with Ajax Amsterdam of Holland.. John Mikel Obi with Chelsea FC of England
Chelsea vs Galatasaray Pre- Match Briefing KEY STAT Chelsea are the only English team to have tasted victory at Galatasaray in the Champions League; Liverpool and Manchester United both lost on their more recent visits Talking Points Chelsea's third successive home victory over Everton on Saturday in the Premier League (our 66th against the Toffees) was the 150th victory of Jose Mourinho's two spells at Stamford Bridge. Our win and Norwich's success against Tottenham has produced a 10-point gap between top and fifth place with less than a third of the campaign to go. TACTICAL BRIEF David Luiz and John Mikel Obi, ruled out of the weekend victory over Everton, travelled to Istanbul with the squad. The availability of the pair will be important in this competition as former Benfica man Nemanja Matic (as well as ex-Basel winger Mohamed Salah) is ineligible. There was tactical flexibility and risk-taking in last Saturday's win. Chelsea's formation ended as a 4-1-4-1 or open triangle as Jose Mourinho calls it, ...
David Luiz and John Mikel Obi have travelled for Chelsea's Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at Galatasaray.
Mikel Fit For Drogba Reunion -As Chelsea, Galatasaray Clash In UCL Barely 24 hours after reports emerged about doubts over Chelsea of England midfielder, John Mikel Obi for Wednesday night’s Uefa Champions League battle away to Galatasaray of Turkey, the Super Eagles star has sensationally shot back into the spotlight for a possible clash against his former teammate, Didier Drogba. With all headlines across Europe hypoing the potential lock-of-horns between Drogba and his former Stamford Bridge colleagues, the initial talk had been that Mikel would miss the game with fitness issues, which ruled him out of last weekend’s ditch 1-0 win against Everton, but Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho says the Nigeria star is good to go. Tuesday’s game will, therefore, be a chance for Mikel to prove his mettle in The Blues’ mainframe, as his main rival for a shirt in the squad, Nemanja Matic is cup tied and ruled out of the game against one of the teams that so desperately desired a transfer deal for the Eagles’ la ...
David Luiz and John Mikel Obi both travel as Chelsea fly out for their Champions League game against Galatasaray
by  Zara Mustapha   We are as eager to ask the questions as you are about to : What's going on between superstar actress Genevieve Nnaji and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi? Photos emerged today, of the pair hopping on a private jet in true VIP style. Insiders are saying…
John Mikel Obi has revealed that his goal for the immediate future is to help the Super Eagles of Nigeria win ...
Nollywood Actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Super Eagles midfield marshal, John Mikel Obi were on Tuesday spotted heading into a private jet.They were captured by the sharp lens of paparazzi in a place believed to be South Africa.No one could ascertain what the two celebrities were up to, but close sourc...
The current rumour circulating the blogsphere is about the ongoing romance between Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji and footballer John Mikel Obi. Re...
MANCITY VS CHELSEA TACTICAL BRIEF The pattern in previous rounds of this competition has been that Jose Mourinho has rested a few of the players who have played the most. In the previous round's win against Stoke City he made five changes. In came Mark Schwarzer for Petr Cech , Ashley Cole for Cesar Azpilicueta , Frank Lampard and second-debutant Nemanja Matic for John Mikel Obi and John Terry (replaced at the back by David Luiz ), and Andre Schurrle for Ramires . This time around Terry, who has missed his first Premier League minutes of the season in the last week, is out. Gary Cahill limped away from the disappointing draw at the Hawthorns on Tuesday so his fitness is being assessed ahead of this game. Branislav Ivanovic is a possibility to play centre-back with Cole and Azpilicueta as full- backs. Manuel Pellegrini also has factors to contend with. The postponement of the home game against Sunderland meant a free week for his team, though the fixture will have to be crammed into their busy schedule at ...
John Mikel Obi becomes the 2nd African to make 200 appearances for
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