Out of favoured Chelsea Midfielder and Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel is to leave Chelsea Football Club in January, according to Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr.
Mr.Rohr told newsmen in London on Friday that the Chelsea forward must leave the club because “he cannot stay in a club he is not playing”.
“He is moving come January transfer window. He cannot stay in a club he is not playing. So he has to move,” Rohr said, adding that some Super Eagles players who are not playing at their clubs may also leave the clubs.
Mr. Rohr spoke shortly after a meeting with Nike officials in London in connection with Super Eagles official kits. The meeting was also attended by NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, Mikel Obi and Eagles centre forward, Odion Ighalo, among others.
He expressed delight at the sample of Eagles new kits presented by Nike, saying that they were “very professional”. He, however, said the Eagles New Jerseys should be light blue to ensure visibility of the players and light in texture in view of the hot weather in Africa.
The Super Eagles manager said he paid a “private” visit to Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme in Wolverhampton to wish him a quick recovery from his injuries.