Mikel Obi Denies He’s Being Punished By Conte

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has downplayed reports that he’s being punished by Chelsea’s head coach, Antonio Conte.

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Since Conte arrived Chelsea, Mikel has not made a competitive appearance for the club. The coach of the Super Eagles told journalists on Friday that Conte was punishing the Nigerian midfielder for joining the Nigerian Olympics team amid rumors that Mikel’s contract will not be renewed at the club.

Mikel Obi issued a statement calling Gernot Rohr’s comments ‘unfortunate’ and reiterated his commitment to fighting for a place in the Chelsea team.

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