John Obi Mikel has denied reports purportedly linking him with the Biafra agitation in Nigeria as some sections of the media claim, saying he never spoke to anyone.
A report had surfaced in the media purportedly linking the former Super Eagles captain with Biafra agitation, a report the player branded ‘dumb’ and ‘malicious’. In a recent chat with AOIFootball.com, the former Chelsea star expressed disappointment with the ‘fake news’ saying he was shocked to see such a report, adding that he would never get himself involved in political matters.
“I was as shocked as you are to see the video that I supported a Biafra government. I never spoke to anybody about such and would never get myself involved with such things, especially matters that have to do with the politics of the country.
“I’m fully focused on what has made me who I’m today (football); it’s been a very tough season and I’m just enjoying time with family and focusing on the next step for my career,” Mikel said.