—Eagles Coach To Recall Chelsea Star In September
Ahead of Saturday's AFCON qualifier against Chad, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has made a shock revelation regarding dropped Chelsea star Mikel Obi.
The former Togo and Mali boss told cafonline.com that the 28-year-old is the most responsible player he has worked with in Nigeria.
Keshi left Mikel out of the squad to face Chad but insists the decision was not antagonistic.
"I don't have any problem with Mikel," Keshi told cafonline.com.
"I spoke with him and duly informed him that he was not going to be part of the group for this match against Chad.
"Maybe I should clarify this; Mikel is about one of the most responsible players I have worked with in this team. Not being here for this match against Chad has nothing to do with any quarrel. I have told him, I want to give opportunity to some other players.
"Maybe he would be available in September because Mikel for me is the most professional and disciplined player I have had in the team. This is just an opportunity for some other kids; Mikel is part of the team. So, there is no problem between us."