Super Eagles supervisor Gernot Rohr is for certain to hit the panic button as his influential skipper John Obi Mikel is battling to be match forward of an important 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier towards Seychelles in a month’s time.
For the third sport in a row, the defensive midfielder has been omitted from Tianjin Teda 18 for his or her Chinese Super League conflict towards Hebei CFFC.
However, the optimistic information is that Mikel is making good progress in his restoration from a knee grievance which noticed him miss video games towards Dalian Yifang (July 28) and Guangzhou Evergrande (August 2).
Tianjin Teda have 5 extra matches to contest earlier than one other worldwide break and it stays to be seen what sort of bodily state Mikel is in when he studies for Super Eagles obligation.
The former Chelsea star was suspended for Tianjin Teda’s first sport after the World Cup break, earlier than selecting an damage towards Chongqing Dangdai Lifan on July 21, a sport through which he went the space.
Changchun Yatai’s Odion Ighalo has no such damage worries forward of the AFCON qualifier vs Seychelles, he netted his fifth aim in 5 matches on Saturday.