By Albert Akota
Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has revived memories of the long history of relations Fernebahce of Turkey have had with skippers of the Nigerian national team and a possibility that he could continue the tradition.
Report had it that days of Uche Okechukwu and Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha at the Istanbul-based club, the Nigerian links with Fernebahce had in recent time also included Joseph Yobo.
Incidentally, while another Nigerian player, Emmanuel Emenike was also until recently on the cards of Fernebahce, all the previous three Uche, Okocha and Yobo are all former captains of the Nigerian team.
It is now left to be seen if Fernebahce will leverage on their Nigerian connections to make their link with Mikel go beyond just speculation, and crystalise into a confirmed deal later this month.
Adding to the drama, Fernebhahce are also said to be in the hunt for yet another Nigerian star of the present dispensation, Odion Jude Ighalo, as they seek to resurrect memories of the glory days they enjoyed with his predecessor in the Eagles’ attack, Emenik