CONFED CUP: We won’t play negative football – Mikel

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CONFED CUP: We won’t play negative football – Mikel

June 9, 2013
Chelsea midfieder, John Obi Mikel has dropped the strongest possible hint that African champions, Nigeria will not play negative football at the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil.

Nigeria, unbeaten from their last 16 games, will play Namibia in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier on June 12 before jetting off to Brazil.

Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi eared to play against Cote D’Ivoire
The African champions are in Group B of the Fifa Confederations Cup alongside Spain, Uruguay and Tahiti.

Mikel, who is an integral member of the Nigeria team, has now taken the time to discuss the tactics of head coach, Stephen Keshi.

“He (Keshi) likes us to keep the ball and express ourselves and that’s why the results have been good for us in recent matches,” Mikel told Fifa Football Mundial.

Nigeria begin their Fifa Confederations Cup campaign against Tahiti on June 17 at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.

Three days later, the Super Eagles will line up against South American champions, Uruguay at the Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador before rounding off their preliminary campaign against world and European champions, Spain at the Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza on June 23.

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