I don't rule out playing in the Egyptian league: John Obi Mikel

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Tue, 09 Jun 2020 - 07:00 GMT

John Obi Mikel - FILE

John Obi Mikel - FILE

Former Nigeria's captain, John Obi Mikel, has refused to rule out the idea of ​​playing in the Egyptian league.

Obi Mikel, 33, had an 11 successful years at Chelsea and 91 caps for the Super Eagles.

When asked about the possibility of playing in the Egyptian league, "I never ruled anything out." Mikel said during his interview with OnTime Sports Egyptian channel.

"My goal is to continue playing football, and I hope I will have the opportunity, I do not reject any offers made to me, but rather study them well and listen to them until I make the right decision."

Obi Mikel left, last month, his Turkish team, Trabzonspor, in protest against the continuation of the Turkish league at that time, despite the stoppage in most of the worlds leagues during coronavirus.

Obi Mikel turned to talk about his former teammate Mohamed Salah, who played with him with Chelsea in 2014.


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Salah in Basel shirt & John Obi Mikel with Chelsea

"When Salah came to Chelsea, he was a young boy, but he had a nice personality and everyone loved him, he was very disciplined," said Obi Mikel.

He added: "We were close friends, talking a lot and joking a lot, he was a good friend."

He continued: "I believed in his development, but frankly I did not imagine that he would reach the quality that he has now,"

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