Mikel Can Return For AFCON 2019 – Rohr

Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that the door is still open for midfielder, John Obi Mikel, to be included in the squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) in Cameroon.

Mikel Obi, who is the captain of Nigeria’s national team, has not featured for the three-time African champions since the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The former Chelsea star missed Nigeria’s last five matches against Seychelles, Libya (home and away), South Africa and Uganda.

But Rohr, who had revealed when he will release the list of Nigeria’s AFCON squad, said that the 31-year-old will return to the Super Eagles when he is fit and ready.

”Mikel was injured, had problems with the knee, he played again and was injured again and he was not available,” Rohr said.

”I am in touch with him and the day he will be fit and ready the door is open for him.

”But you know they have to play at the club, to show us they are ready, it is the same with the captain like other players.”