The Nigeria football federation has described John Mikel Obi’s emergence as the captain of Team Nigeria to the Rio Olympics as a development that would rob off positively on the Dream Team in their quest to win football gold.
The sports ministry, Tuesday, announced Mikel as Team Nigeria captain with table tennis star Funke Oshonaike his assistant.
Chairman, NFF technical committee, Chris Green says the choice of Mikel shows that football would deliver at the Games.
He, however, called for more support for the Samson Siasia tutored side as they step up their preparations for the Olympics.
Mikel, one of the two over-aged players invited to the national U-23 side is making his first appearance at an Olympic Games.