John Mikel Obi

Nigeria receive huge amount from FIFA ahead of their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia

Nigeria receive huge amount from FIFA ahead of their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia

Nigeria receive huge amount from FIFA ahead of their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia
Team Nigeria shine as the Commonwealth games commences in style

Team Nigeria shine as the Commonwealth games commences in style

The 2018 Commonwealth games has been officially launched at the Carrara Stadium on Australia's Gold Coast and as expected team Nigeria was at their gorgeous best, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall officially.

Team Nigeria shine as the Commonwealth games commences in style
Mikel Obi sends support to ex Chelsea and Man Utd star who suffers serious heart attack and in bad condition in hospital

Mikel Obi sends support to ex Chelsea and Man Utd star who suffers serious heart attack and in bad condition in hospital

Super Eagles star Mikel Obi has joined football world who have rallied round in support of Ray Wilkins as the England legend fights for his life after suffering a heart attack. The 61-year-old has been admitted in the hospital.

Mikel Obi sends support to ex Chelsea and Man Utd star who suffers serious heart attack and in bad condition in hospital
Mikel Obi reacts to Super Eagles' defeat against Serbia, tells his teammates important things they should do

Mikel Obi reacts to Super Eagles' defeat against Serbia, tells his teammates important things they should do

Captain of the Nigeria's Super Eagles Mikel Obi has reacted to his side's international friendly defeat against Serbia on Tuesday night, March 27, in London. Nigeria were beaten 2-0 by Serbia in the match played in London.

Mikel Obi reacts to Super Eagles' defeat against Serbia, tells his teammates important things they should do
5 things we learnt in Nigeria's poor showing against Serbia

5 things we learnt in Nigeria's poor showing against Serbia

The Super Eagles under Gernot Rohr tasted defeat against Serbia for the second time since he took over as coach in 2016. It was a sweet victory for the Serbians as they deservedly got the win, and were the better side on the night

5 things we learnt in Nigeria's poor showing against Serbia
Serbia defeat Nigeria in pre-World Cup friendly to hand Gernot Rohr his second defeat as Super Eagles coach

Serbia defeat Nigeria in pre-World Cup friendly to hand Gernot Rohr his second defeat as Super Eagles coach

The Super Eagles were humbled 2-0 by the Serbia side courtesy of a brace from Aleksandar Mitrovic' in the second half. The Serbian side could have got ahead when Mitrovic's header was scrambled off the line by Francis Uzoho.

Serbia defeat Nigeria in pre-World Cup friendly to hand Gernot Rohr his second defeat as Super Eagles coach
2 Serbian players admit Super Eagles will be difficult to beat

2 Serbian players admit Super Eagles will be difficult to beat

In preparation for today's friendly between the Super Eagles and Serbia, Ivan Obradovic has said he is wary of the potential of Gernot Rohr's side. The Anderlecht of Belgian player admitted Nigeria will be difficult to contain.

2 Serbian players admit Super Eagles will be difficult to beat
Mikel's replacement and 4 other things Nigerians want to see when Super Eagles face Poland

Mikel's replacement and 4 other things Nigerians want to see when Super Eagles face Poland

Ahead of Nigeria’s pre-World Cup games against Poland’s Biało-czerwoni, there are 5 things that NAIJ.com’s survey has uncovered that majority of Super Eagles’ teaming fans worldwide will be silently waiting to see during the match

Mikel's replacement and 4 other things Nigerians want to see when Super Eagles face Poland
Manchester United star says he is eager to face 2 Super Eagles stars when Serbia play Nigeria

Manchester United star says he is eager to face 2 Super Eagles stars when Serbia play Nigeria

Serbia international Nemanja Matic has said that he is looking forward to play against his former Chelsea teammates when they confront Super Eagles in an international friendly in London. Matic who played alongside Mikel and Moses

Manchester United star says he is eager to face 2 Super Eagles stars when Serbia play Nigeria
Mikel doubtful, Etebo injured as Super Eagles begin training ahead of pre-World cup friendly against Poland

Mikel doubtful, Etebo injured as Super Eagles begin training ahead of pre-World cup friendly against Poland

At least 22 players have arrived at the Super Eagles’ Radisson Blu Hotel camp in Wroclaw, Poland, ahead of the pre-World cup friendly against the European nation. Mikel Obi could miss the clash due to work permit issues in China.

Mikel doubtful, Etebo injured as Super Eagles begin training ahead of pre-World cup friendly against Poland
Super Eagles camp opens for the crucial pre-World Cup friendlies against Poland and Serbia

Super Eagles camp opens for the crucial pre-World Cup friendlies against Poland and Serbia

The Super Eagles camp for the match against Poland will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, March, 19, ahead of Friday’s international friendly against Poland is known. Nigeria will take on Serbia four days later.

Super Eagles camp opens for the crucial pre-World Cup friendlies against Poland and Serbia
Super Eagles star celebrates Eden Hazard for reaching 200 Premier League appearance (photo)

Super Eagles star celebrates Eden Hazard for reaching 200 Premier League appearance (photo)

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has heaped praises on his former teammate Eden Hazard for reaching 200 Premier League appearances with Chelsea, Mikel who plays for Chinese League Tianjin Teda took to his Instagram account.

Super Eagles star celebrates Eden Hazard for reaching 200 Premier League appearance (photo)
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi posts stunning photo of the mother of his kids to celebrate Mother's Day

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi posts stunning photo of the mother of his kids to celebrate Mother's Day

Mikel Obi who is the captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday, March 11, joined the train of millions of people in the world who celebrated the Mother's Day. The former Chelsea star posted a photo on his Instagram page.

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi posts stunning photo of the mother of his kids to celebrate Mother's Day
Super Eagles captain Mikel shares lovely photo to celebrate his girlfriend and twin daughters on International Women's Day

Super Eagles captain Mikel shares lovely photo to celebrate his girlfriend and twin daughters on International Women's Day

Mikel Obi who is the captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has joined the train of millions of people in the world who are currently celebrating the International Women's Day. Every March 8 of every year is the Women's Day.

Super Eagles captain Mikel shares lovely photo to celebrate his girlfriend and twin daughters on International Women's Day
Super Eagles captain named among the top 10 biggest stars in China

Super Eagles captain named among the top 10 biggest stars in China

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has been listed as one of the top 10 biggest foreign players in the Chinese Super League. The 2018 league season of the money-spinning Chinese Super League commences this weekend.

Super Eagles captain named among the top 10 biggest stars in China
Mikel Obi reveals the secret that will help Chelsea knock Barcelona out of the Champions League

Mikel Obi reveals the secret that will help Chelsea knock Barcelona out of the Champions League

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi believes reigning Premier League champions Chelsea can still qualify for the quarter final of this season's UEFA Champions League despite their 1-1 draw against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge.

Mikel Obi reveals the secret that will help Chelsea knock Barcelona out of the Champions League
Samson Siasia reveals the 1 reason why he likes fantastic Mikel Obi

Samson Siasia reveals the 1 reason why he likes fantastic Mikel Obi

Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has heaped praises on Nigeria captain Mikel Obi calling him a “fantastic lad”, Siasia made the statement while speaking to News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, February 22.

Samson Siasia reveals the 1 reason why he likes fantastic Mikel Obi
Super Eagles captain Mikel shares adorable photos of his family with a sweet message (photos)

Super Eagles captain Mikel shares adorable photos of his family with a sweet message (photos)

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi has never hidden his love for his family as he shares pictures of them on social media. The 30-year-ol took to his instagram to send a sweet message for Valentine's Day celebration.

Super Eagles captain Mikel shares adorable photos of his family with a sweet message (photos)
Breaking! Super Eagles fall again in latest FIFA ranking

Breaking! Super Eagles fall again in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been ranked 52 in the latest FIFA ranking dropping one place, world football governing body (FIFA) released the current ranking on Thursday February 15 the Super Eagles previously held the 51.

Breaking! Super Eagles fall again in latest FIFA ranking
Mikel Obi ranked on the same level with Real Madrid's Modric and Barcelona's Rakitic

Mikel Obi ranked on the same level with Real Madrid's Modric and Barcelona's Rakitic

Rio Olympics bronze medal winning coach, Samson Siasia says Nigeria's John Obi Mikel is on the same level with the duo of Luca Modric and Ivan Rakitic ahead of their June 16 FIFA World Cup group opener in Russia this summer

Mikel Obi ranked on the same level with Real Madrid's Modric and Barcelona's Rakitic
NFF finally unveil the 2018 World Cup kits Super Eagles will use in Russia (photos)

NFF finally unveil the 2018 World Cup kits Super Eagles will use in Russia (photos)

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and NIKE who are their official kits sponsor have unveiled the official 2018 World Cup kits for the Super Eagles.The Super Eagles will face Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D in Russia.

NFF finally unveil the 2018 World Cup kits Super Eagles will use in Russia (photos)
Clapback game! Mikel Obi's wife replies Nigerian man who wants her dumped

Clapback game! Mikel Obi's wife replies Nigerian man who wants her dumped

Following the viral story of former Arsenal football star, Emmanuel Eboue who lost everything to his foreign ex-wife, a concerned Nigerian took to the social media page of Mikel Obi's wife to advice the footballer to dump her.

Clapback game! Mikel Obi's wife replies Nigerian man who wants her dumped
Mikel Obi shares adorable photo of daughters as they hug each other at the beach

Mikel Obi shares adorable photo of daughters as they hug each other at the beach

Super Eagles skipper and Tianjin Teda captain John Obi Mikel has taken taken to Social Media to share gorgeous photos of his twins as they spent quality beach.

Mikel Obi shares adorable photo of daughters as they hug each other at the beach
NAIJ.com

John Michael Nchekwube Obinna (John Mikel Obi is more widespread name) is a footballer from Nigeria, who considered to be a famous halfback of English club Chelsea and the local team within the homeland.

John Mikel is born in April 22, 1987 in Jos (Nigeria). His father, who joined the Igbo ethnic group, owned the transport firm. His name is rather meaningful: therefore "Nchekwube" is considered to be "hope" and "Obinna" is related to "Father´s heart".

Obi began to climb the corporate ladder by football as his vocation and recently he was invited to participate in Pepsi Football Academy, it is worth noting that around 3000 people tried their hand in the competition. This Academy is famous for its objective: it deals with different prospective celebrities, promising young men, to allow them to join the ranks of professional game. At that time he was markedly different from his peers. However, Obi was noticed.

John Mikel was picked up with the expectation that he would play in the team, which includes such venerable players as Victor Obinna, Celestine Babayaro, Chris Obodo. Whereupon Obi appeared before the audience on the European arena. John Mikel added points to Nigeria by participating in the FIFA Under-17 World Championships, which took place in Finland.

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