Mikel Obi wins best African player award

Obi-Mikel-African-Player-Award_winnerChelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, has won the English Premier League’s African Player of the Month of December.

The Super Eagles’ star was ahead of West Ham’s Cameroonian Alex Song and Southampton striker, Senegalese Sadio Mane in a vote made by the organizers New African Soccer.

Awards director Tunde Adelakun explained:

“Mikel has endured a difficult start to the season, falling down the pecking order in a star-studded Chelsea team that is riding high in the Premier League. After all, we all know that no one likes changing a winning team. However, the spirit of professionalism which he displayed in waiting for his chance, and taking it well with some solid performances in a difficult month, tipped the award his way this month,” -StarAfrica

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