A representative of Obi Mikel has shed more light on the circumstances that led to the Chelsea midfielder not answering the phone calls made by Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh and the text messages he sent.
The Nigerian intermediary stated that his client did not read the text messages sent by Oliseh and several others because he does not have their numbers stored on his phone, adding that the midfielder is being harassed by several Nigerians who managed to get his phone number.
“Mikel saw Oliseh’s call but didn’t answer because he doesn’t know his number, ” Mikel’s rep told allnigeriasoccer.com.[post_ad]
“There are a lot of messages on his phone he doesn’t read . So many Nigerians have his number and they keep disturbing him.
“Right now Mikel is worried that he is not in Chelsea’s first team and breaking into the team is what is on his mind.”
It remains to be seen if Sunday Oliseh’s omission of Mikel from his roster will not backfire, with uncertainties surrounding the fitness of two invited midfielders, Anzhi’s Lukman Haruna and Joel Obi of Torino.