Sunday Oliseh: "I called Mikel Obi but he didn't pick up"

The Super Eagles team list was released at the beginning of the week with the omission of some regular names like Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo.

The three names mentioned above were the most talked about as two plays for the English champions while Ighalo has been in great form in the last one year for Watford.

Though, the new Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh already stated that he will not give a chance to players warming the bench at top clubs in Europe which explains the omission of Obi Mikel and Victor Moses who are not regular starters at Chelsea.

But speaking today at the Super Eagles media parley in Abuja, the Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh stated that he actually called Obi Mikel but the Chelsea midfielder did not pick up the phone neither did he return the call.

Oliseh said: "I called John Obi Mikel to be a part of my team but he never responded."

"I'll treat all players equally and no one is bigger. All the players I called responded, only Mikel didn't, we have to go without him."

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