Mikel Obi Speaks Ahead Of Super Eagles’ Clash With England
John Mikel Obi says the Super Eagles will put their best foot forward during the international friendly match against the Three Lions of England. The game is billed to hold at the Wembley Stadium, London, on June 2.
Mikel, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday, said the three-time African champions are ready for the “big match”.
“The match comes up only two weeks before our first match at the FIFA World Cup,” the Super Eagles captain said.
“It will be a big occasion and a big match for both teams as we both look forward to our respective first matches in Russia.
“England is a special place for me having spent so many years playing there, and it is one country I love to go to.
“We are already talking to ourselves and everyone is looking forward to the game.”
Nigeria will take on Croatia in their first match at the FIFA World Cup on Saturday, June 16.
The team will then face Iceland in Volgograd on June 22 and Argentina in Saint Petersburg on June 26.