The recent attack by former coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Sunday Oliseh on former captain of the team John Obi Mikel is down to intimidation according to a .er who was with them at the time they fell out.
Oliseh was in the new recently when he said Wilfred Nididi is a better .er as a defensive midfielder than Mikel. Saying the former Chelsea man lacked some basics needed to be successful in that role.
He said it was why he benched Mikel during his short reign as coach of the team. The former Ajax man famously picked Paul Onobi then ahead of Mikel, a move he said was down to the ex captain not willing to . the way he wants him to.
” I think he was intimdated by Mikel’s status. He made reference to it severally saying because you are .ing for Chelsea doesn’t make you better or bigger than I was during my days. Even before he benched him, we all knew because from the get go they didn’t get along”,a former .er told OwnGoalNigeria.com.
” It wasn’t just Mikel to be honest. He fell out with most of the big name in the team back then. Of course the case of Vincent Enyeama made the headline but he also verbally attacked Elderson Echijile severally to the point that he broke into tears. His reign as coach was toxic”, he concluded.