The midfielder only received a caution and will be available for selection but his team mate Fegor Ogude will miss the clash
Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi is eligible to play against Cote D’ Ivoire in Sunday’s quarter-final match of the Africa Cup of Nations as the records of cards offences on the Caf website showed that he only got one yellow card, not two.
However, Fegor Ogude won’t be involved in the match as a result of two yellow cards he got in the group stage of the competition.
Mikel’s yellow card records on the site was only against Ethiopia in the last match that fetched the Super Eagles the quarter-finals ticket after they defeated Ethiopia 2-0.
Nigeria has the second highest number of cautions with 10 yellow cards while Togo has the highest number of cautions having received 11 yellow cards.
Other Nigeriam players that received cautions include: Nosa Igiebor who was cautioned in the 67th minute of the match against Burkina Faso for reckless tackle. Celtic defender Efe Ambrose also got two yellow cards and red card. He has since returned from suspension.
Ahmed Musa, Emmanuel Emenike and Godfrey Oboabona have also received yellow cards.