Mikel’s reassurance is coming on the heels of his rumoured injury as invited players and the technical crew, including Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr storm Abuja to begin camping for the crucial qualifier.
“I don’t know where the story about my being injured came from. I have no injury.
All the other players and myself are fit and ready and we are determined to start the World Cup race on a winning note,” Mikel told the team’s Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Rohr and some of his technical assistants landed in the Federal Capital, Abuja yesterday as preparations kicked off for Zambia cracker in Ndola.
Rohr, who has now been provided with accommodation in Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation, according to the NFF image maker, Ademola Olajire, jetted into town aboard an Air France flight in company with technical assistant Jean Luc Royer and video analyst Nabil Trabelsi.
The team’s backroom staff were early birds at the team’s Bolton White Hotel and Apartments in Abuja, with Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf expected on Sunday evening and assistant Coach Imama Amapakabo expected on Monday, after he would have picked up Nigeria’s elite League trophy as his table -topping Enugu Rangers hosted El-Kanemi Warriors on the final day of the season on Sunday.