Mikel: Super Eagles will be ready against England

April 24th, 2018

Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has assured that the Super Eagles will be at their best for the prestige international friendly match against the Three Lions of England, coming up at Wembley Stadium onA�2nd June, 2018.

The midfielder, who celebrated his 31st birthdayA�on Sunday, said there will be no option for the three a��time African champions other than to give their best with the FIFA World Cup right by the door on that day.

a�?The match comes up only two weeks before our first match at the FIFA World Cup. It will be a big occasion and a big match for both teams as we both look forward to our respective first matches in Russia.

a�?England is a special place for me having spent so many years playing there, and it is one country I love to go to. We (Super Eagles) are already talking to ourselves and everyone is looking forward to the game.a�?

Nigeria take on Croatia in their first match at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals at the Kaliningrad Stadium onA�Saturday, 16th JuneA�before games against Iceland (Volgograd;A�22nd June) and Argentina (Saint Petersburg;A�26th June) in Group D. England will play their first match against Tunisia (Volgograd;A�18th June) before matches against Panama (Nizhny Novgorod;A�24th June) and Belgium (Kaliningrad;A�28th June) in Group G.

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