Onazi Dropped As Assistant Captain Over Rumoured Brouhaha With Mikel Obi

Contrary to the belief that there are no squabble between John Obi Mikel and Ogenyi Onazi, SportingSunexclusively reports that all is still not well in the Super Eagles’ camp ahead of the World Cup.

SportingSun last night scooped that the Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder has been dropped as Super Eagles’ assistant captain.

Camp source hinted that the national team manager, Gernot Rohr is not disposed to the appointment of a vice captain, saying the idea was counter productive to his plans ahead of the Mundial.

“Rohr has resolved to cancel the position of assistant captain in the Super Eagles as it is believed to be one of the issues militating against the team.

“Mikel remains as the captain and have been told to hand over the captain’s band to the most senior player on the pitch whenever he is being substituted.

“By this pronouncement, Onazi ceased to be Super Eagles’ vice captain from now on,” the source revealed.

It was also gathered that due to Onazi attitude in camp, Mikel has asked for the player to be dropped but the Nigeria Football Federation fears a backlash as some players are believed to be loyal to him.

Onazi, according to the source may miss the first group game against Croatia as the technical crew would claim an injury prevented him from the tie.
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