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In-form Ndidi set to end Mikel-Onazi partnership?

The Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has given yet another hint at future partnership of Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.

Mikel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi have always played together in the National team when both are fit but Wilfred Ndidi form for the Premier League champions might bring an end to the partnership.

Rohr while speaking on Monday Night Football, a programme on Supersports said he has found young players that would give their best for Super Eagles while also hinting at Mikel Obi and Wilfred Ndidi partnership.

“It is good to have a pool of talented players for the World Cup qualifiers and other competitions. At the left and right full backs, we have players like Ola Aina who was with us in London. He is young and talented. The other one is 19-year old Tyronne Egbuehi. He is quick. That aside, my assistants are also keeping an eye in the home league for players in these positions. I am waiting for their recommendations.

“Though, getting players in these positions are hard to come by but we’re bent on solving this. There is also Abdullahi Nura who is with AS Roma and he is ready to play for Nigeria. We’ll work with him. With these players, we are sure to have a solution in the defence.

“For the midfield, we have Wilfred Ndidi and our captain Mikel who is in China. And I prefer a situation where he is playing regularly than remaining on the bench in Europe. Same goes for Odion Ighalo and Brown Ideye. They must play for their shirts as there is no permanent shirt for any player.”

If this happens it would be a dream come true for Wilfred Ndidi who recently revealed his admiration for John Mikel Obi.

Would you rather have Ndidi instead of Onazi?

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Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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