Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria/Cote d'Ivoire: Afcon - CAF Clears Mikel to Confront Elephants

There was a big relief and cheery news for the Super Eagles of Nigeria when Confederation of African Football, CAF, confirmed Chelsea's Mikel Obi eligible to play against Cote d'Ivoire on Sunday in the quarter finals of the Nations Cup.

There has been so much apprehension in the Nigerian team that Mikel had gotten two yellow cards and stands suspended in the crucial game against Cote d'Ivoire.

CAF co-ordinator, Emmanuel Maradas cleared the air Friday when he said that only Fegor Ogude from the Nigerian team would miss the quarter final match due to two yellow cards he got during the preliminaries.

Speaking on Ogude'suspension, Keshi said that it was a shame that he would not be on duty but quickly added that he had enough fire power that would make up for his absence.

"We would have been happy for him to play but we have good players, 23 of them registered to be on duty on situations like this".

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