Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Super Eagles coach accuses Chelsea’s Conte of punishing Mikel

11 November 2016, 12:52Israel Ojoko

Uyo - Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has accused Chelsea manager Antonio Conte of punishing midfielder John Obi Mikel for playing for Nigeria at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Mikel captained the Nigerian men’s football team to bronze, the only medal the West African nation won at the Games in August.

On return to Stamford Bridge, Mikel has ever since warm the bench, as Conte has left him out of his squad in all competition.

When asked why including Mikel in Nigeria’s team for the 2018 World Cup qualifier, Rohr said the players is being punished for attending the Olympics for his country as he is doing great in training.

Also read: Mikel, Musa, 18 others participate in Super Eagles first training

"He is being punished for deciding to go to the Olympics for Nigeria."

"He is training well and doing well for us. I cannot punish him for deciding to make a sacrifice for Nigeria." The Franco-German Coach told journalists in Uyo.

Nigeria will host Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo on Saturday, a game Mikel will be the captain.

News24 reported that tickets for Saturday’s World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo will go for the sums of N1000 and N500 for covered seats and popular side respectively.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

- News24 Nigeria


Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Separating kitchen politics from ...

Like everyone else, I believe that the most popular definition of democracy is “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, ...

Like NDDC Unlike MONDA. This notion is an intuition that does not portend political participation, affiliation, intrusion or aggression but a submission with the intention of completion of the previous administration's noble vision. Read more...

Submitted by
Bethel Tanifo
Nigerian Constitution versus Corr...

The problems of Nigeria is not in its conventional composition, formation, functionality, constitution or treaty, while the solutions are not disintegrations as promulgated by some faiths fanatics and bigotries.  Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Much Ado about Trump’s Presidency

It was unbelievable when the social and mainstream media all over the world began airing the breaking news of Donald Trump’s victory in the most contentious US Presidential elections in recent years. Read more...

Submitted by
Mike Daemon
Nigerian author highlights gay ch...

A new novel by a prolific young Nigerian author features gay characters, which could help increase the visibility of the gay community and possibly lead to greater understanding of LGBT Nigerians. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Your Excellency, I will call you ...

Your Excellency, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, as a leader that pays attention to details, I understand that the odd title of this piece would definitely arouse your curiosity.  Read more...