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Mikel unsure of future at Super Eagles

Following their exit from the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, captain John Obi Mikel says he is unsure of his future at the Super Eagles but hopes to still be with the team.

Mikel, who made his debut for the Nigeria senior team in August 17, 2005 and has since played 85 games, praised the current Eagles team as the best he has ever played with.

Speaking in the post-match conference after Nigeria 2-1 loss to Argentina, he said:

“I hope I can still be around. This team is a fantastic team. I have enjoyed my time in the national team; in all my years with the Eagles, I have never been in a team like this; honestly, this set of players are amazing and always nice to be around with.

“For the Nations Cup, we will see what happens. I just want to take every year as it comes, then maybe anything can happen from there, but for now, nothing decided”.

The Tianjin TEDA midfield maestro also thanked Coach Gernot Rohr for the positive and massive impact he has made in the team since joining two years ago.

“The coach has been great since he came in; we have worked collectively as a team and the team has improved tremendously.

“We have a team that wants to improve and this is good for Nigerian football,” Mikel concluded.

Nigeria will now shift focus to the forthcoming African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles, Libya and South Africa.

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