Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has been handed a big boost ahead of the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers against South Africa in Uyo, following the return to training of team captain John Obi Mikel.
Mikel has been out injured for two weeks with what looks like a suspect tear on his thigh muscle. The injury made him missed Tianjin Teda’s last two league games after playing in all of their games since his move from Chelsea.
There has been fears that the injury could see the influential captain of the Nigerian team miss the upcoming AFCON 2019 Qualifiers against South Africa in June, but that can’t be said to be the case according to reports exclusively gathered by our editorial staff.
Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively report that the recently turned 30 year old has resumed light work without the ball, and could make a full recovery in few days time.
” He is back in light training, Let’s say in few days time he will be fully fit to return to the pitch. No doubt he will be fit for the Super Eagles, you can take that to the bank”, his bonafide intermediary told Owngoalnigeria.com