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Mikel may consider moving to Egyptian Premier League

first_imgFormer Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has left the door open for a potential move to the Egyptian Premier League in the future. Mikel  The 33-year-old is a free agent after ending his contract with Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor by mutual agreement in March. Mikel quit the Black Sea Storm after expressing his fears over playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic. He was recently linked with a move to Brazilian side Botafogo who showed interest to sign him but the ex-Tianjin Teda captain claimed he was yet to make a final decision. During a chat with Egyptian media outfit OnTime Sports, the two-time English Premier League winner was quizzed about a potential move to the Egyptian top-flight. “Playing in the Egyptian Premier League? Why not?” said Mikel as reported by Kingfut.Advertisement “I am a professional footballer and everything is possible. I never ruled anything out. “My goal is to continue playing football, and I hope I will have the opportunity, I do not reject any offers made to me, but rather study them well until I make the right decision.” Mikel left Chelsea after more than 10 seasons at Stamford Bridge. There, he made 374 appearances and won eight major domestic honours and two European trophies. He returned to English football on a short-term deal at Middlesbrough, after a spell at Chinese top-flight outfit Tianjin Teda. read also:Iwobi: How Mikel influenced my Super Eagles career Having represented Nigeria at U17 and U20 level, he made his senior national team debut against Libya on August 17, 2005. Mikel went ahead to feature in two Fifa World Cup tournaments and four Africa Cup of Nations finals, where he won the title in 2013 and bronze medals in 2006, 2010 and 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

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Dream Team VI for Q’final Despite Colombia Loss

first_imgEarlier last night, London 2012 champions Mexico failed to reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic men’s football in Rio after losing 1-0 to South Korea.Kwon Chang-hoon’s stunning strike secured the win for the Koreans, who finished top of Group C.Argentina was also knocked out at the group stage after a 1-1 draw with Honduras, but Germany progressed after beating Fiji 10-0.Hosts Brazil was playing Denmark as at press time.The Brazilians, currently second in Group A on two points, have not even scored at the tournament following goalless draws with Iraq and Denmark.Scoring was not a problem for Germany against Fiji.SC Freiburg forward Nils Petersen hit five goals, Schalke midfielder Max Meyler grabbed a hat-trick and Arsenal’s Serge Gnabry scored twice as Germany finished second in Group C to set up a last-eight match with Portugal.The Portuguese finished top of Group D after drawing 1-1 with Algeria in Belo Horizonte.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Reigning champions Mexico knocked outColombia brought Nigeria’s Dream Team VI back to reality from their fairytale run at the ongoing men’s football tournament of the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil with a deserving 2-0 victory over the African champions a place in the last eight.They were the hungrier of the two teams as Dream Team without four of the players that defeated Japan and Sweden back-to-back on the pitch.Nigeria’s four goals hero in the clash with Japan in the opening match, Oghenekaro Etebo forced out by injury and Dream Team finished the game with 10 players as they have exhausted their substitutions slot.last_img read more

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