By Toby Prince
Super Eagles skipper, Mikel Obi, has been singled out by Nigerians for the team’s not-so-impressive 1-0 victory over Burundi.
The Nigerians weren’t at their usual best on Saturday when they commenced their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign.
Odion Ighalo stepped up from the bench to score the decider.
Mikel, who was a surprise starter, was replaced by Ahmed Musa barely 20 minutes into the second half.
And Nigerians stormed Twitter asking coach Gernot Rohr to drop the ex-Chelsea star in subsequent games.
Here’s what few had to say.
Mikel was shit. Please do not play him in Advance CM anymore.. please!
— Mazi GOONdogan (@GoonDenoso) June 22, 2019
My 10 take on the Nigeria 1:0 Burundi victory.
1. Mikel should start from the bench, he should play a more defensive role rather than going forward and being wasteful
2. Ola Aina just showed us that he has grown in confidence and composure, world class performance!
— Everest Nwagwu (@TheMrprezident) June 22, 2019
Please can mikel not play the next match? The game changed as soon as he was substituted.
— Izunya Alhassan Ibrahim (@mr_aibi) June 22, 2019
— Oloye Presh (GCFR)🇳🇬 (@eze_presh) June 22, 2019
After removing mikel, we played very well
— Oladayo (@elibest693) June 22, 2019