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Chelsea star off to Atlanta to begin training for Rio Olympics

24/07/2016

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The Super Eagles Captain missed out on the 2008 Olympic where Nigeria lost in the final to a Lionel Messi inspired Argentina and after enjoying success at all levels of his career the only tournament left to play is the Olympics.

The 28-year-old was named by Coach Samson Siasia as one of the over-aged players in his 18 man list for the football event of the Olympics in Brazil this summer but despite doubts over the availability of the Chelsea stand-in Captain due to the arrival of new manager Antonio Conte – the former Lyn Oslo star has picked representing the national team over fighting for a place in the Blues line-up under the Italian.

Mikel played all the three pre-season friendlies under Conte and capped his last one with a goal in the 8-0 thumping of Austria minnows Atus Ferlach before departing the London sides training base to go join up with the Dream Team VI.

First part of Chelsea pre-season done. Off to Atlanta to join the Nigeria team for the Olympics 2016 #OlympicsBrazil.

Mikel who has played for almost a decade for the Stamford Bridge side is currently being linked with a host of clubs and there are strong indications that he may be shipped out after the arrival of N’Golo Kante from Leicester City.
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