Wednesday, September 7

Mikel resumes training with Chelsea

Mikel resumes training with Chelsea

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has rejoined Chelsea in training for the first time since the Rio 2016 Olympics ahead of Sunday’s English Premier League clash against Swansea at the Liberty stadium.

Mikel, who captained the Olympic Eagles to Nigeria’s only medal in Rio and featured for 69 minutes as the Super Eagles pipped Taifa Stars of Tanzania by a lone goal on Saturday, was joined by his compatriot Victor Moses and deadline day arrivals David Luiz and Marcos Alonso at the Cobhams training ground.

In a short video posted on Chelsea’s Twitter handle, Mikel watched in amusement as Chelsea returned David Luiz nutmeg Pedro Rodriguez in training.

Mikel, 29, was instrumental in the national U-23 team’s bronze medal feat at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil and will be out of contract at the club next summer.

He is yet to feature for Chelsea this season but has chalked up over 322 appearances for the Blues over a decade.

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