As Nigeria gear up to take on the Pharaohs of Egypt in today must win Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers captain of the team John Obi Mikel has been rallying the players to go all out and get the job done.
27 year old Mikel has featured in so many games of this nature where his team needed to win to progress and he is using his wealth of experience for club and country to inspire his teammates.
Last night the Chelsea man had a meeting with the players where he reminded them of their responsibility not to win for the sake of their careers but for millions of Nigeria who view them as their last source of joy.
“Mikel is a wonderful personel to have in the team, the boys will tell you better he is more than a captain he has succeeded in lifting the morales of the players which was deflated after the draw with Egypt” a team source told owngoalnigeria.com.
“For the first time we don’t have disagreement in camp thanks to Mikel who stopped the idea of cliques among the players by ensuring everybody comes out at same time for team event.
“Aside that the concept of senior players has been squashed by Mikel all player are equal and the respect and orderliness we have in camp now is mutual not forced as in the past”.