Abuja - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has accused Chelsea
of England midfielder, John Obi Mikel of snubbing him when he tried to reach
out to him.
Speaking to News24 during a media parley in Abuja on
Thursday, Oliseh said he called Mikel severally and sent him a text message but
never receive a response from him.
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"I went to England two days before Chelsea played
Arsenal in the community shield," Oliseh began.
"I contacted Obi Mikel, I called him up four times, the
phone kept ringing but he didn't pick up. I sent him an sms but he didn't
"Then I called Victor Moses up on three occasions and
he picked up and I spoke with him and he came to my hotel after the game and I
told him I needed to see our players playing because I'm building a new team.
"I then took a 6-hour train ride to band from Liverpool
to speak with Jordon Ibe and his parents but yet I never got a call back from
Obi Mikel, and neither did he reply message, until I was back here (in Nigeria)
before I saw missed call from him yesterday or so," Oliseh remarked.
This will not be the first time the 28-year old is being
accused of snubbing a Nigerian coach.
It will be recalled that former coach, Stephen Keshi also
complained of Mikel refusing to take his calls before he was fired.For
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