Nigerian FA intervene in Mikel row

May 16, 2005
John Obi Mikel's agent has been summoned to appear before Nigerian soccer officials to explain his version of the teenager's move to Manchester United.

United confirmed they had signed the 18-year-old from Norwegian club Lyn Oslo almost three weeks ago, since when Mikel has been taken to London by his agent John Shittu and gone on TV to claim he did not want to join the Old Trafford outfit but was placed under intolerable pressure by Red Devils officials.

The claim has been ...

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