Mikel joins Dream Team in US ahead Rio Olympics

Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi has finally hit the training camp of the Dream Team in Atlanta, US after a slight flight delay ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics, a source informed  AfricanFootball.com

The Super Eagles skipper arrived at the camp at 1pm Nigeria time.

“Yes, Mikel Obi is here at last despite all the tales going on in the media that he won’t join us. We are very happy to receive him.

“In fact the chief coach himself was very happy when he received him personally at the hotel camp of the team this morning.

“He has told the chief coach that he is happy to join the team and he can’t wait to join the team’s training this evening.

“He also told the coach that he would have joined the team yesterday (Sunday) as he had earlier promised the coach. He said that bad weather forced his cancellation of his flight from yesterday to today (Monday).

“Norway-based defender, William Troost-Ekong joined the team in camp on Sunday while we are still expecting the others,” said the source.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), through its twitter handle, The NFF @thenff has also confirmed the arrival of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner in the camp of the Dream Team.

Mikel and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi are the two overage players listed by Nigeria for the Rio 2016.