Poland vs Nigeria: Why Mikel Obi Will Not Play Friendly Match

Captain of the Nigerian national team, John Obi Mikel, is likely not to play in Friday’s friendly match against Poland.

The Tianjin TEDA midfielder has been unable to renew his work permit in China, where he now plays his club football.

This was disclosed in a statement released on Tuesday, by the Super Eagles team administrator, Dayo Enebi.

“We all had been hoping that the renewal would come in good time for him to fly to Poland.

“As it is now, it is not likely that he would make the trip,” he said.

Oghenekaro Etebo, who is injured, and Junior Ajayi, who was unable to secure a visa to Poland, will fly directly to London for Tuesday’s clash with Serbia.

22 players have arrived the Super Eagles’ Radisson Blu Hotel camp in Wroclaw.

The team trained twice on Tuesday and will repeat the same schedule on Wednesday, before Thursday’s training inside the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw.