Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has been named captain of Team Nigeria for the forthcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro scheduled to hold from August 5 to 21. He will be assisted by table tennis star, Funke Oshonaike.
The duo were chosen due to ‘their consistency, patriotism and dedication to national assignments.’
“Mikel is a young, patriotic footballer of international status and we believe he will be a role model to the upcoming athletes while Funke Oshonaike is experienced and is one of the oldest athletes in the team. We believe that their combined efforts will bring goodwill to Team Nigeria and project the county’s image positively to the world.” The Sports ministry said in a statement. 


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