CONTRARY to his public show of bravado when he shunned Super Eagles coach and the NFF in London, Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has reached out to officials of the federation to plead for forgiveness.
According to SportingSun findings, Mikel called officials of the NFF from the northern part of the country where he spoke in Hausa language appalling to them to plead with coach Oliseh to forgive him for ignoring his calls when he visited London to meet with players like Victor Moses, Carl Ikeme to crave their commitment to the cause of the. national team.
According to the source, Mikel called some NFF officials last week to beg for forgiveness. He spoke to them in Hausa, weeping that they should. save his career by appealing to the coach to forgive him for shunning his calls.
He said his career was in danger if he was shut out of the national team completely. Since he is not playing regularly for Chelsea he reckons that his career could be over if he not invited to the national team” The decision on whether to invite him on not rests with Oliseh.
It would be recalled that Mikel has had running battle with successive Super Eagles coaches from Samson Siasia, Stephen Keshi and now Oliseh.
The NFF is said to be divided on whether he should be invited or left out of the new-look team.