The New Stuff

Credit: Goodlife.com.ng
283 Views

Is Mikel Obi’s Champions League Success with Chelsea FC Good or Bad for Nigeria?


By Obi Martins Okafor

 

Credit: Goodlife.com.ng

This weekend, the stage will be set for the climatic Champions League finals match between ‘The Blues’ from London and ‘Bavarians’ from Munich.

Only a few would have guessed that, a Nigerian would eventually make it to the finals this season.

The season has brought a couple of upsets, starting from the elimination of Manchester United in the first round stage to the knockout of the almighty Barcelona of Spain, with John Mikel Obi of Chelsea playing a major role in the midfield position during the drama.

One would not be wrong to say that Mikel has always been found wanting whenever he wears the jersey of Nigeria, however, he always emerges as one of the most outstanding players in many Chelsea games. The regular conclusion would have been that most Nigerian footballers these days are not committed, but due to the different playing positions for Mikel when he plays for Nigeria, it is a little difficult to solve the myth. Now we do not know if the playing position is the major factor or Mikel’s commitment to his home country.

Facebook Comment

Recently Published

Chibuzor-Azubuike
»

Connect Nigeria Writers’ Conference Testimonial: Chibuzor Mirian Azubuike

The Connect Nigeria 2nd Writers’ Conference is less than 24 hours ...

connectnigeria
»

Nigeria Today: Top 10 News Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

1. The Sustainable Weed Management Technologies for Cassava Systems ...

jumpspace
»

Jumpspace Communications: Training the New Generation of Nigerian Tech Kids

Imagine the next big mobile app developer being a 5-year-old ...

_Ladipo
»

CNTV: Meet The Boss, Tito Ladipo, Femme Fatale

CNTV presents an interesting episode of Meet the Boss, a show that ...

IMG_20150418_054809
»

Events This Weekend: April 17th – 19th

    Connect Nigeria’s 2nd Writers’ Conference ...

poem-day-large
»

Poem of the Day: Life

Today is Friday and many people are already rejoicing at the idea of ...

CONNECTNIGERIA
»

Microsoft Introduces Lumia 540 Dual SIM

Microsoft Corporation has launched the Lumia 540 Dual SIM. The ...

CONNECTNIGERIA
»

Exhibit Your Products at Africa Fashion Reception 2015 in Paris

Are you a fashion designer? Do you want to exhibit your products in ...

missing children
»

Update: The Missing Children Have Been Found

We are super excited to announce that the three kids; 11-month-old ...