Ndidi needs to replace Mikel Obi in Super Eagles – Makinwa

Former Nigeria international, Henry Makinwa, has said Leicester City’s new boy, Wilfred Ndidi, has to replace Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, in the national team.

Makinwa was speaking in an interview with Goal, following the Eagles’ 1-1 draw with Senegal at The Hive Stadium on Wednesday.

“John Obi Mikel should allow Wilfred Ndidi to take charge for now. He is simply better off seeing his performance for his club and with the country.

“For our forthcoming qualifiers, they must work smarter and pick the best lads playing in their clubs regularly.

“Nigeria can’t afford to lose out on major international tournaments for now. All players must be on their toes.”

Makinwa also expressed happiness that Nigeria avoided defeat against the Terranga Lions.

“It is a good outcome for the Super Eagles against Senegal.

“At least they avoided defeat even without much training together. The technical adviser [Gernot Rohr] has not lost with Nigeria.

“It’s a friendly match so psychologically all efforts are not effected by the lads and some players invited are to be seen as trialists,” he said.

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