The captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria John Obi Mikel has reportedly pulled out of Nigeria’s friendly games against Senegal and Burkina-Faso .
Owngoalnigeria.com gathered from reports sourced in the Nigerian media, that the 29 year old has been granted permission by coach Gernot Rohr to miss the games.
Mikel requested to be left out of the game to enable him settle down properly at his new club Tianjin Teda, particularly as the Chinese Super League will just be few weeks old at the time of the games.
For now Mikel is the only player among the three Super Eagles players playing in China who have requested to be left out of the game, as the duo of Brown Ideye and Odion Ighalo are yet to toe same line.
The games will be played in London and it’s meant to prepare the Eagles for their Nations Cup 2019 qualifiers as well as the World Cup 2018 qualifiers.