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Super Eagles’ Captain, Mikel Obi, Reveals He Is ‘Sad’ And ‘Frustrated’ As He’ll Miss Tuesday Clash With Serbia

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John Obi Mikel, captain of the Super Eagles, will miss his team’s next friendly match. Mikel, who was unavailable to play in the 1-0 win over Poland, says he won’t be able to feature in Tuesday’s friendly encounter against Serbia in London.

The Tianjin Teda midfielder said he is “sad” and “frustrated” over his imminent absence in the game.

Mikel has been unable to renew his work permit in China, where he plies his trade.

He took to Twitter on Monday to express his disappointment but backed his teammates to record another win as they continue their build-up towards the World Cup.

He wrote: “Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control I will not be on the field for our game v Serbia tomorrow.

“I am sad, and frustrated, but giving my full support to the team for another win.”

https://twitter.com/mikel_john_obi/status/978265128734003200

The Super Eagles’ friendly game against Serbia will be played on Tuesday at Barnet FC stadium, Canons Park.

He also showed his support to his teammates as he tweeted :

https://twitter.com/mikel_john_obi/status/978555865383960587

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