Nigeria will be ready for England – Mikel Blasts

Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has assured that the team will be at their best for the prestige international friendly match against England coming up at Wembley Stadium on 2nd June 2018.

Mikel made the declaration in a chat with on Tuesday, saying there will be no option for the three-time African champions other than to give their best with the FIFA World Cup just around the corner.

“The match comes up only two weeks before our first match at the FIFA World Cup. It will be a big occasion and a big match for both teams as we both look forward to our respective first matches in Russia,” said Mikel, who last represented Nigeria in a 4-2 friendly win over Argentina last November.

“England is a special place for me having spent so many years playing there, and it is one country I love to go to. We (Super Eagles) are already talking to ourselves and everyone is looking forward to the game.”

Nigeria take on Croatia in their first match at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, 16th June before games against Iceland (Volgograd; 22nd June) and Argentina (Saint Petersburg; 26th June) in Group D.

England will play their first match against Tunisia (Volgograd; 18th June) before matches against Panama (Nizhny Novgorod; 24th June) and Belgium (Kaliningrad; 28th June) in Group G.

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