I will pick Jay-Jay Okocha any time, any day ahead of Mikel Obi – Daniel Amokachi

I will pick Jay-Jay Okocha any time, any day ahead of Mikel Obi - Daniel Amokachi

Former Nigeria international, Daniel Amokachi, has no doubt to pick his former national teammate, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, ahead of former Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi. Speaking on his programme the ‘Bull’s Pit’ on Brila FM, the ‘Bull’ as Amokachi is fondly called, said he would rather go for the former Bolton captain in midfield when the Super Eagles confront a tough opponent. “I remember against Italy he made history with the most dribbles in a World Cup match,” Amokachi said when asked of his choice between the former midfielders. “When Jay…

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Mikel Obi Releases His Old Picture of Him and His U-13 Teammates

Mikel Obi Releases His Old Picture of Him and His U-13 Teammates

Former Chelsea and Super Eagles midfielder Mikel John Obi has shared an old picture of himself with his U-13 teammates in his early football career. The Score Nigeria reports that the 33-year-old midfielder released the photos on his social media on the Instagram. Mikel Obi has being out of work after terminating his contract with Turkish’s side Trabzonspor over the coronavirus pandemic that ravaged the world, but has currently being linked with other clubs. Mikel began his football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer…

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Taye Taiwo Reveals Why Mikel Obi Refused To Take Penalty Against The Dutch in Quarter-finals

Taye Taiwo Reveals Why Mikel Obi Refused To Take Penalty Against The Dutch in Quarter-finals

Former Nigerian international Taye Taiwo has revealed that John Obi Mikel refused to take a penalty kick in Nigeria’s shootout win (10-9) quarter-finals game against the host nation the Netherlands at the 2005 U-20 FIFA World Cup. In the 46th minute, former Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar cancelled out John Owoeri’s first minute goal to take the game to extra-time then penalties. Mikel was not among the five penalty takers in the shootout but the former Lyn Oslo wonderkid was forced to take a penalty kick after the game went…

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