FORMER Nigeria International, Finidi George has charged Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr to solve whatever problem that exists between him and his Captain, John Mikel Obi before the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Mikel has not featured for Nigeria since the 2018 World Cup Russia where the Super Eagles failed to make it past the Group stage.
However, Finidi who was part of the Super Eagles team that conquered Africa in 1994, believes Mikel’s experience will be vital to the team at the tournament.
“Personally, I don’t know the situation concerning his availability, but he is a respected captain and if his current form is okay, then it’s a plus for the team. He doesn’t need to play all qualifiers for him to have the opportunity to join the team.
“He could be with the team even if he doesn’t get 90 minutes in all games; he could just help them in team building because he is a player other colleagues respect and the young ones will learn from.
The Former Real Betis man added that the Franco-German manager should have a showdown talk with his Captain about his role in the team to avoid further disagreement in Egypt.
“But as a coach you need to speak to him before the tournament and clarify his role in the tournament to avoid a possible burst up and if he agrees then for me it will be a massive boost for the country in Egypt,”
Mikel has been in good form since joining English Championship side, Middlesbrough from Chinese Super League side, Teda Teda.