Sports AFCON 2019: Mikel has big role to play in Eagles – Rohr Published 3 months ago on February 5, 2019 By Asuelimen Osasuyi Share Tweet Super Eagles head Coach, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that Mikel Obi has an important role to play for Nigeria at the 2019 African Cup of Nations. Mikel has not played any game for Nigeria since the Super Eagles were sent out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Group stage in Russia. The former Chelsea star recently completed a move to English Championship side Middlesbrough where he is expected to be until the end of the ongoing season. And while reacting to his move to Boro after spending two years at Chinese club Tianjin Teda, Rohr said Mikel must demonstrate his fitness ahead of the 2019 Nations Cup. ‘’We need good players, we need experience, we need the Captain in good fitness so he can bring something to the team. ’’We already have good players, it is a competition, nobody has his starting place guaranteed even Mikel has to fight. ‘Perhaps he can come and not start the game also, you know this. All is possible, the best one will play. ‘’His experience again is very important and to be respected as a team if you play international tournaments or very important games,” Gernot Rohr explained. Mikel Obi has played at the 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 African Cup of Nations championship for the Super Eagles. 1,460 total views, 5 views today Related Posts 2019 AFCON qualifier: Rohr to name Eagles squad today-As camp opens September 1 Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, will today unveil his squad… Why Eagles lost to Argentina- Mikel, RohrSuper Eagles captain, Mikel Obi and coach Gernot Rohr have given reasons why the national… Why Eagles lost to Argentina- Mikel, RohrSuper Eagles captain, Mikel Obi and coach Gernot Rohr have given reasons why the national… Related Topics: Up Next NSF 2020: We are ready to host as Gov. Obaseki signs MoU Don't Miss LaLiga: Messi raises hope as he returns to Barcelona training Continue Reading Advertisement Loading... You may like Click to comment Advertisement Latest News7 hours ago Court orders Ganduje not to implement new emirates in Kano News8 hours ago Sheikh Daurawa resigns as Chairman Kano Hisbah Board News8 hours ago JAMB set to release 2019 UTME results Saturday News8 hours ago Troops neutralise 7 terrorists after serious battle – Army Advertisement Loading... Most Read Politics16 hours ago FFK mocks Okorocha, says there is no peace for the wicked Business and Economy19 hours ago Former CBN director applauds Buhari’s nomination of Emefiele for second term News14 hours ago “History will not be kind to Ganduje” -Timi Frank reacts to ‘Vendetta move’ against Sanusi Politics20 hours ago Presidential Supremacy: Atiku reveals what he will do if tribunal rules in favour of Buhari News19 hours ago Senate clears Buratai of wrong doing in removal of DG NYSC News14 hours ago Trouble looms for Saraki, Ciggarate company as group makes damning allegations, calls for probe News19 hours ago Senate Presidency: Coalition rejects Lawan, Ndume, endorses Goje Friday Magazine20 hours ago Will new minimum wage cause inflation?