Mikel can lead Dream Team to glory in Rio – Green

Mikel Obi

Mikel Obi’s emergence as the captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio 2016 Olympics has been described as a development that would rob off positively on the Dream Team in their quest for a medal in the Games soccer event.

The sports ministry in a release made available on Tuesday disclosed that Mikel would captain Team Nigeria with table tennis queen Funke Oshonaike being the vice captain.

Chairman, technical committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Chris Green per Sunsports said that the choice of Mikel shows that football would deliver at the Games.

He however called for more support for the Samson Siasia tutored side as they step up their preparations for the Olympics.

“The choice of Mikel shows that football will deliver in Rio. But the team needs support to do that. All the other athletes going to fly Nigeria’s flag in Rio must be well motivated to win,” Green said.

Mikel, one of the three over-aged players invited to the national U-23 football team for the Games is making his first appearance at an Olympic Games.
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