Mikel Hits the Gym Ahead of Eagles, TEDA Return

Mikel Hits the Gym Ahead of Eagles, TEDA Return
Mikel Hits the Gym Ahead of Eagles, TEDA Return

Mikel Hits the Gym Ahead of Eagles, TEDA Return

There’s some good news for fans of Nigerian football as Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has indicated his eagerness to return to action for club and country after a debilitating back injury that sidelined him for close to two months.

Mikel, 30, had to undergo surgery in London last month to correct the problem and has missed his Chinese club Tianjin TEDA’s last six games as a result.

The Eagles’ captain also sat out the team’s 1-1 draw with Senegal two months ago and hasn’t been included for the friendly games against Corsica and Togo in France later this month.

Mikel in fitness race. Image: Instagram/MikelObi

However, the former Chelsea man, on Saturday, posted a picture of himself in the gym on his Instagram with a note beneath that conveyed his eagerness to return to the pitch.

“On the road to recovery. Can’t wait to get back on the pitch with TEDA and my national team,” Mikel posted.

Mikel may yet miss the Super Eagles’ 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against South Africa on 10 June due to fitness levels,  but looks set to be selected for subsequent games.

He has scored once in three Chinese Super League appearances since leaving the Blues to join Tianjing on a free transfer in January. He was also on target in Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo last year.

Culled from OlisaTV

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