Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria John Mikel Obi has reiterated his commitment to the team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Fresh from representing Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mikel made himself available for the dead rubber 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania on Saturday, September 3.
John Mikel Obi and Super Eagles players during the clash with Tanzania (Twitter/NFF)
After the game which the Super Eagles won by a lone goal, Mikel said he is looking ahead to the qualifiers.
“I know how important the [qualifiers] are in our bid to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia; that was the reason why I came for the Tanzania encounter which is a good preparation for the clash against Zambia,” the midfielder told Goal.
John Mikel Obi won bronze with the Dream Team VI in Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Getty Images )
“We all must do our part. We should not continue to dwell on the past to move forward. We must put our house in order if we are to play in Russia.”
Nigeria are in group B of the 2018 World Cup qualifying series with Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia.