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Thursday, 28 July 2016

SPORTS NEWS: Mikel Obi to Captain Team Nigeria at Rio Olympics

Chelsea FC midfielder and Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has been named Captain of Team Nigeria to the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio in Brazil, from the 5th to 21 August 2016.. Mikel is one of the three over-aged
players invited to the national under-23 football team for the Games.

He is making his first appearance at an Olympic Games, after missing out on the 2008 edition in Beijing, China where he was widely expected to make an appearance.

It might also interest you to know that Nigerian Table tennis star, Oshonaike is making her sixth appearance at the Olympics after she made her debut at the Atlanta Games in 1996. Mikel and Oshonaike were chosen because of their consistency, patriotism and dedication to national assignments.

The Dream Team VI, Team Nigeria’s male football side, is expected to depart for Rio from Atlanta in the U.S., where they have been training, on Friday.
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Hafeez Adeyemo and 8 others like this.

Titus Shodiya


Ogunmade Horlamilekan

Poor decision ....oshinake or okagbare(Blessing) will make a good captain in my opinion,because of their experience at previous olympics

Johnson Ahile

good for him

Abel Nkem Bright

Oga this is mikels second Olympic..... Dont forget...and Mikel is the oldest I guess, besides captaincy this dayz are selected based on your value and influence in the game! So Mikel is the most valuable person in team Nigeria

Oguntade Tiwatope Davidson

this is mikel's first

Abel Nkem Bright

He was listed for the Olympic in Asia but Chelsea did not allow him so when he flew there he was asked to report at London..... Yeah he did not play but he got there and he was with the team...

Abel Nkem Bright

And the female table tennis player is our oldest Olympian

Neeboi Adebowale Ebah


Endy Edeson

@abel: but he did not play

Oguntade Tiwatope Davidson

@abel.Mikel is a debutant as far as this Olympic is concerned... am not against him being the captain though.. just saying

Neeboi Adebowale Ebah


Jeremiah Ademolu

Call dem eagle, which one is super eagle nah.

Mazi Uche Chimadaada

Nigerians and their nonsense logic.

Mikel has become the captain n no going back.

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