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John Obi Mikel in training with Dream Team VI in Atlanta


Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel has had his first training with Nigeria’s Dream Team VI ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Mikel Obi is expected to lead Nigeria’s U-23 at the football event of the 2016 Olympic Games after he made the final list.

John Obi Mikel and Dream Team VI players

John Obi is expected to lead Dream Team VI in Rio 2016

The midfielder who is one of the over-aged players in the Dream Team left Chelsea’s pre-season camp in Austria to join up with the Nigerian football team in Atlanta.

After arriving the United States camp on Monday, July 25, Mikel Obi quickly joined in training.

William Troost-Ekong and John Obi Mikel

Mikel Joined training straight away after arriving Nigeria’s U-23 camp in the United States

Nigeria have been drawn in Group B alongside Sweden, Colombia and Japan who they will first face on August 4.

John Obi Mikel and Dream team VI players

The Nigeria U-23 side are currently camped in the United States ahead of the 2016 Olympics

Their second game is against Sweden on August 7 before facing Colombia three days later on August 10.


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