SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: John Obi Mikel of Nigeria challenge for the ball with Angel Di Maria of Argentina during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Super Eagles’ skipper Mikel John Obi has taken time out to shower praises on the team following their emphatic 4-0 victory over Libya at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday evening, reports.
The Tianjin Teda midfielder, who is yet to feature in any of Nigeria’s AFCON 2019 qualification matches, also took time to praise Odion Ighalo on scoring his first hat-trick for the national team.
“Congratulations to the team, amazing game, good team spirit and also congratulations to Ighalo on your hat-trick #upsupereagles,” Mikel posted.
The former Chelsea midfielder is however expected to return for Nigeria’s match day five fixture against South Africa next month.