Mikel Onazi Feud: “Big Fat Lie” – NFF Reacts


Super Eagles Media officer, Toyin Ibitoye has dismissed media reports of a feud between midfield duo Mikel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi.

The report published in a popular Nigerian blog carried the title, Russia2018: Mikel Obi and Onazi reportedly not on talking terms as both fight over leadership.


According to the report, a source in the Super Eagles camp on Russia had given head ups to the Sun, a print and digital newspaper about a friction between both players.

If we must do well in Russia, the NFF must ensure they resolve the wrangling between Mikel and Onazi. Both players I can confirm are not in talking terms and this could cost the team at the World Cup. As we speak, the tussle is a big distraction for the team. Some players have also pitched their tents with either Mikel or Onazi in the struggle. Though, the reason for tussle is not known yet but some people felt it was due Onazi’s insistence on not taking orders from Mikel,” the source reportedly said.

Responding to the report on Twitter, the team’s Media officer retweeted the link in which his attention was drawn and advised the public to disregard such.

Nigeria will open their sixth World Cup campaign in Kalingrad, Russia against Croatia on Tuesday.

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