Friday, February 1, 2013

Mikel Obi cleared to play in Sunday's match against the Elephants in the QFinals of the Nations Cup

Amid speculations that John Mikel Obi may not be eligible to play for the Super Eagles in Sunday’s clash against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the Qfinals of the Nations Cup, CAF listed Mikel to have received only a caution card in Eagles last group match against Ethiopia. Going by CAF’s rule, players who receive just one yellow card were allowed to play in subsequent matches as the caution is waved. Only those with two are ineligible.
The rule however automatically excludes Vallerenga FC’s Fegor Ogude, from the game against the Elephants.
 The Super Eagles have 10 yellow cards till date in the tournament, the players include Ahmed Musa, Fegor Ogude (2 yellow cards and will have to miss Sunday’s match), Efe(had two yellow cards prior to their encounter with Zambia), Godfrey Oboabona, Emmanuel Emenike, Mikel and Nosa Igiebor got the cards that have been waved with the end of the group stage.