– Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has revealed the boot he will wearing for this year’s World Cup –
The 30-year-old posted the picture on his social media platform with an inscription ‘Ava Mia 10’ – He will captain the Super Eagles at the 2018 edition of the FIFa organised championship this summer Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has launched the boot he will wear for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Tianjin TEDA midfielder posted the picture of the white mercurial boot on his Instagram handle with the inscription ‘Ava Mia 10’ and the Nigerian flag crested at the back of the boot. Mikel, 30, joined his Chinese Super League side in 2017 after spending close to a decade at his former Premier League club side. He won one UEFA Champions League title with the Blues in 2012 and a year after won the Europa League to become one of the few players to have achieved the feat.
READ ALSO: Liverpool launch £52.5m bid to sign Olympique Lyon’s Fekir Nabil this summer Before leaving the Stamford Bridge outfit, he won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and several other domestic trophies to crown his efforts at the club. Mikel Obi was a part of the team that won the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria in South Africa after beating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final of that event. Three years after, he led the Nigeria U23 team to win bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games held in Brazil. He has however scored two goals in 19 appearances for Tianji TEDA since he joined them in the winter of 2017 from Chelsea. Before leaving the Blues last year, he scored one goal in 249 Premier League matches, while his goal tally at his country national team stands at six goals.
PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group ‘Naija Football Fan Zone’ He will also lead the Super Eagles out of the dugout when this year’s World Cup kicksoff on June 14 as they begin their campaign on June 16 against Croatia. They will battle Iceland and Argentina in their second and third Group D games on June 22 and 26 respectively. It is reported that the Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has told Chelsea manager to stop fielding Nigeria international Victor Moses as a defender at the club. The 27-year-old winger was turned to a wing back by the Italian born tactician when he arrived the Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2016. And the former Liverpool forward performed excellently well in the alien position after helping them clinch the Premier League title at the end of last season, as well as help them return to the Champions League this season.
Author: Oluwatomiwa Babalola