Super Eagles Shirt Forced Me To Move To China - Mikel Obi

John Obi Mikel has revealed that his move to Chinese side Tianjin TEDA was inspired by his wish to keep a shirt with the Eagles. 

The Eagles captain had already stopped playing full time for the Super Eagles while several pundits have expressed concern that his inability to command a playing role might lead to a loss in form.

Eagles technical director, Gernot Rohr has also supported Mikel's move to Tianjin TEDA.

"I could easily have stayed in Chelsea for the remaining 6 months of my contract but it won't be in the best interest of my nation as they need me to be match fitwhen the World Cup 2018 qualifiers begin"

It wasn't an easy decision to make but i seriously need matches to stay fit for Nigeria. Nigerians don't deserve to miss out of the World Cup after back to back failure to qualify for AFCON" said Mikel.

Australian Open 2017: Day Five Highlights    

These are the latest news from the five day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Friday (all times GMT):

0705 WAWRINKA RALLIES TO REACH FOURTH ROUND

 

Wolverhampton Manager Praises Carl Ikeme   

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Paul Lambert has praised Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme and the team's defenders for their remarkable feat in the season.

 

ESPN Sacks Commentator That Called Venus Williams A 'Gorilla'   

Sports media giant, ESPN said it had relieved tennis commentator Doug Adler from its Australian Open broadcast after he generated controversy with a comment during Venus Williams's second round match against Stefanie Voegele.

 

West Brom Make Move For Odion Ighalo   

Super Eagles and Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has been linked with a seventeen million pounds switch from Watford to West Bromwich Albion.

Ighalo could hope to resurrect a rather wretched season with a move to The Hawthorns.

 

EL Kanemi 2-1 Wikki Tourists: Samuel Mathias's Brace Downs Visitors   

The last match of NPFL week two fixtures saw EL Kanemi Warriors defeat visiting Wikki Tourists 2-1.

 

Pinnick Appointed As Member Of FIFA Organizing Committee For Competitions   

World football ruling body, FIFA, has named the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions. 

 

Rangers Home Ground Not Ready For CAF Competition - NFF   

Director of Competitions, Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Bola Oyeyode, says the current state of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium is below standard for Africa Football Confederation competitions.

 

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal In easy win over Marcos Baghdatis   

Ninth seed Rafael Nadal saw off veteran Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 6-1 6-3 in Thursday night's final match at the Australian Open.

Nadal breezed past the world number 36, dropping only seven games, and will now face up-and-coming German Alexander Zverev, seeded 24th, in the third round.

 

Over 400 Rams Set To Do Battle At Ram Sports Promoter Association   

Over four hundred rams from six South-West states will participate in the eleventh edition of Ram Sports Promoter Association, Ram Owners, billed for next Sunday at Jalisco Sport centre, Oshodi.

 

NPFL: Today's Match Fixture   

El Kanemi will host Wikki Tourists today by 4pm at the EL Kanemi Stadium in Boko-Haram infected Borno State as match day 2 rounds up in the NPFL today.