Finidi reveals why Rohr & Mikel needs a private chat

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 10/04/2019

Former Nigeria international and Ajax winger Finidi George has revealed that why Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and captain John Obi Mikel needs a private chat to enable them to reach a mutual understanding before the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The 47-year-old Port Harcourt-born speaking exclusively to he said that German tactician will need the Middlesbrough midfielder experience in the summer competition despite not featuring in any of the Afcon qualifiers.

"Personally, I don’t know the situation concerning his availability, but he is a respected captain and if his current form is okay, then it’s a plus for the team. He doesn’t need to play all qualifiers for him to have the opportunity to join the team.

"He could be with the team even if he doesn’t get 90 minutes in all games; he could just help them in team building because he is a player other colleagues respect and the young ones will learn from.


"But as a coach, you need to speak to him before the tournament and clarify his role in the tournament to avoid a possible burst up and if he agrees then for me it will be a massive boost for the country in Egypt, “Finidi concluded.


Super Eagles return to Afcon after missing the last two editions but Mikel last played for Nigeria in the 2-1 loss to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.