Mikel blasts Oliseh, accuses him of seeking unnecessary attention

Former Nigeria captain and Chelsea defensive midfielder John Mikel Obi, has issued out a warning to another ex-international Sunday Oliseh to stop looking for unnecessary attention and stop comparing him to Wilfred Ndidi.

Recall that Sunday Oliseh coached  Mikel Obi in the national team for a short period of time before he resigned as the coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Both Oliseh and Mikel weren’t best of friends  as the latter fell out of favour with the former in the national team. Oliseh had accused the former Chelsea midfielder of not playing to instructions and named Ahmed Musa as captain.

Oliseh also stripped Vincent Enyeama of the captain’s arm band during his reign as the Super Eagles coach.

Reacting to the statement made by Sunday Oliseh, Mikel fired back at the ex-super Eagles gaffer and also took his time to speak about his final days  for the  Nigerian team.

“I thought I had a good relationship with the coach (Gernot Rohr) but after I left, I read some things in the media that there were issues between Alex Iwobi and me during the Nations Cup in Egypt.

“Unfortunately, it was the opposite because I have a solid relationship with the player just like others in the national team. I read it just the same way I learnt a few days ago about my disagreement with Sunday Oliseh when he was the coach.

“All these are mere distractions and will not want to join issues with anyone. Respect is the key rather than unnecessary attention,

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