The New Stuff


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

By Obi Martins Okafor



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


#PhotoSpeaks: Lagos Islanders Game

Were you at this weekend’s Lagos Islanders game? If you were, you ...


Falling Set For Release in September

Movie enthusiasts like me have something amazing to look forward to ...


Nine Nigerian Banks Listed Among Top 1000 Global Banks

Nine Nigerian banks have been ranked among the 1000 global banks by ...


Introducing GoMyWay, Nigeria’s Latest Ride Sharing Platform

GoMyWay is a ride sharing solution for trips within a city as well ...


International Invitational Football Tournament to Hold in Anambra this July

The maiden edition of the International Invitational Football ...

Hadiza-Bala-Usman (1)

Hadiza Bala Usman Becomes 1st Female Chief of Staff

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has appointed a new Chief of ...


Breaking News: Buhari May Have Appointed a New Chief of Staff

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has today, June 29, appointed ...


Video of the Week: Honouring the King of Pop in a Spectacular Way

Breathtaking vocals, awesome delivery, and beautiful synergy! That is ...


BVN Registration to End Tomorrow

The Bank Verification Number (BVN) registration is set to close ...