Mikel Surpasses Kanu’s Record for Nigeria

By Daily Sports on June 11, 2019

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Mikel Obi passed Kanu Nwankwo in the number of international caps with the Super Eagles, climbing to third in the list after playing one game more than the latter.

On Saturday, Mikel made his 87th cap for Nigeria in the friendly against Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

He returned as captain of the team after a leave of absence since Nigeria’s World Cup campaign in Russia. Mikel missed 7 matches since then including all the 2019 AFCON qualifiers and a high profile friendly against Egypt.

Had he made himself available for selection, the 32-year-old midfielder would have seen his caps reach 94; just 7 short of the all-time record jointly held by Vincent Enyeama and Joseph Yobo.

Alongside Mikel, Ahmed Musa (81) and Elderson Echiejile (62) are the only active players in the top 10 most capped Nigerian players. (Vanguard)

•Photo shows Mikel Obi

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 11, 2019


 

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