AFCON 2019: Mikel, Awaziem out of third place match against Tunisia
AFCON 2019: Mikel, Awaziem out of third place match against Tunisia
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AFCON 2019: Mikel, Awaziem out of third place match against Tunisia

Super Eagles duo of defender Chidozie Awaziem and captain John Obi Mikel have been ruled out of the third place match between Nigeria and Tunisia.

Awaziem, who picked a yellow card late in the 2-1 defeat to Algeria, is ruled out due to suspension.

For Mikel, his challenge is injury and coach Gernot Rohr has explained that the midfielder has played his last AFCON match.

Mikel picked up an injury in training yesterday and could not train with us. He is not likely to feature against Tunisia, ” Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr told reporters on Tuesday.

“He has played two games already and has a good tournament as well. We must remember there are people who participated in the qualifiers but are not here. He is here with us because he accepted to come to the AFCON without any preconditions.”

Mikel has featured in two of Nigeria’s six games so far at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in which, and he didn’t complete 90 minutes on both occasions.

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