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Oliseh: Mikel snubbed me

20 August 2015, 17:15

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.

Also read: Critical look at Oliseh’s 18-man list

"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 reply.

"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.

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