Mikel delighted after joining Nigeria World Cup camp

The 31-year-old midfielder had missed the Super Eagles previous two tune-up games and is thrilled to reunite with the side

John Obi Mikel is delighted at joining the Nigeria national team camp in Uyo ahead of their preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

The Tianjin Teda midfielder missed the Super Eagles friendlies against Poland and Serbia owing to work permit issue at his base in China.

On Thursday, the former Chelsea star's arrival increased the number of players in camp to 29.

Gernot Rohr's men play DR Congo on Monday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium before they take on England on June 2 and Czech Republic four days later.

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“I am happy to be here. It is a huge privilege to play with this team and represent Nigeria at the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

In Russia, the three-time African Champions will be looking to manoeuvre their ways past Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D.