Nigeria recall Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi
Nigeria have recalled Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Liberia. Mikel opted out of the 2-2 draw in the first leg in Monrovia earlier this month but he has been recalled for the October 13 return game to be played in Calabar.
Mikel has yet to play for the Eagles since coach Stephen Keshi took over the team in November. Former schoolboy star Ogenyi Onazi was a surprise call-up and he owes his invitation to his amazing progress at top Italian club Lazio, where he has featured as an attacking midfielder for the first team after he shone in the club's youth team. There are also recalls for goalkeeper Austin Ejide as well as Inter Milan ace Joel Obi. The 15 overseas-based pros are to be joined by 23 players from the domestic league led by young Lobi Stars striker Tony Okpotu.
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