Nigeria international John Obi Mikel shared the space in
his trophy cabinet as he eyes his second Africa Cup of
Nations title in Egypt.
The former Chelsea star has enjoyed an illustrious career,
winning various titles and individual awards, including the
African Young Player twice, and the Goal Nigeria Player of
the Year in 2013.
Following his return to England in January, Mikel’s
contributions were not enough to secure a playoff spot
for Middlesbrough, as they finished seventh in the
After a lengthy absence from international duty, the 32-
year-old has been included in Gernot Rohr’s 25-man
provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
He has now shifted his focus to winning a second Afcon
title with the Super Eagles after their last successful
outing in 2013.
Nigeria will kick-off campaign for their fourth continental
glory in Group B against Burundi on June 22 before
playing against Guinea and Madagascar, on June 26 and