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I Want To Play In The Olympics Next Year – Mikel Obi

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[caption id="attachment_3218" align="alignnone" width="660"]John Mikel[/caption]

Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi has admitted that he would love to represent Nigeria at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The Chelsea star if selected will be one of three over-aged players and will seek to add the Olympic medal to his cabinet of medals which includes the UEFA Champions League, English Premier League and the Europa league, after he was incidentally left out from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Speaking to AfricanFootball, a top NFF official who confirmed this information said: “He has made it clear he wishes to play at the Rio Olympics.

“But it is left for the coach to pick who will be the over age players he will take along to Brazil next year.”

Nigeria will lead other African representatives Africa to the 2016 Olympics in August after they clinched the U23 AFCON in Senegal at the weekend.