Super Eagles midfielder maestro, John Obi Mikel says he is quite delighted to be back in the mix for the national team after eight months.

Mikel last played for the country in November, 2016 and he was quite outstanding when Nigeria defeated Algeria 3-1 in Uyo in a World Cup qualifying game.

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However, an abdominal problem which needed surgery in London meant he has not featured for the country this year and only returned to action for his Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA few weeks ago.

“It’s good to be back with the team, great to be part of the team again,” Mikel said after the Eagles arrived in Uyo ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.

While Mikel was away, Ogenyi Onazi stood in as captain and Leicester City ace Wilfred Ndidi started for the Eagles.

Eagles coach Gernot Rohr admitted the team missed the experienced midfielder when they were shocked 2-0 by visiting South Africa in an AFCON 2019 qualifier in June. 

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