Mikel Obi is dubbed ‘Rolls-Royce midfielder’ by Middlesbrough as fans hail and praise him as the ‘African Zidane’ (Watch Video)


Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi was given a heroic treatment by fans of his new club Middlesbrough following his outstanding display during his team’s 1 – 0 win against Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

During the game, the 31-year-old who joined the Championship side on a free transfer earlier this year from Tianjin TEDA made 63 touches, he had 52 passes attempted and 47 passes completed.

The official Twitter page of Middlesbrough described Mikel as the ‘Rolls Royce midfielder’ on social media, while fans were filmed after the match hailing and chanting praises to the Super Eagles captain and even called him African Zidane.


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