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Frank Nelson tips John Obi Mikel for CAF Player of the Year

Published on: 06 January 2014
John Obi Mikel of Nigeria

Hearts of Oak board member Frank Nelson Nwokolo believes John Mikel Obi deserves to be crowned 2013 African Player of Year.

Obi, who plays for English Premier League side Chelsea, played a key role in Nigeria’s success as African champions in South Africa.

"It will boost the Super Eagles team, Mikel and all Nigerians because it has been a long time since we last won the award and I know we deserve to win this year”, he said.

Nwokolo also wants Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi to win the Coach of the Year award and Super Eagles crowned National Team of the Year.

"Nigeria was obviously the best football nation in Africa last year and I won’t be surprised if a player from the country emerges the player of the year. They deserve to get the award,” he added.


This article has 2 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ken says:
    January 07, 2014 12:00 am
    Although Nigeria has done well recently, Mikel hasn't been Nigeria's best player, why should he then become Africa's best player? frank Nelson must answer this question.
  • Israel Akins says:
    January 07, 2014 06:50 am
    Prophet demands $20,000 for Black Stars miracle A Prophet ,Mensah Otabil[not of ICGC] is demanding $20,000 dollars from the Ghana Football Association to enable him pray and prevent unfavorable results for the Black Stars at the World Cup. In messages sent to the President of the Ghana Football Association,Mr.Kwesi Nyantakyi,Prophet Otabil claims he has received visions of a disastrous World Cup campaign. “Hello Mr.President,I hope you are doing well.I need $20,000 dollars to facilitate the matches at the World Cup.The results I see are not favorable;it's a draw and two losses and we need to turn things around so we can qualify for the next stage.Hoping to hear from you soon.” The prophet who also claims to pray for Dnipro's Samuel Inkoom and Chelsea's Michael Essien as clients went on to claim he would prove his reputation and power through the miracle. “If you want to see a miracle in this World Cup bet me,I am telling you I will prove to you I am the nation's prophet,You have dared me.Just watch out.” Allsports attempt to reach Prophet Otabil has proved futile with his cellphone turned off.