- Mikel Obi super Eagles captain finally changes his name.
- The Midfielder said that he is not pleased with the way people pronouns his name wrongly
- However he complained of people not getting his name rightly.Mikel, or Mikel Obi is now formally called Mikel John Obi.
The Mikel of a thing was not his real name because he was born with the name: John Michael nchekwube Obinna.
The confusion began when the Nigerian FA wrongly used Mikel rather than Michael in his submission form for the FIFA Under-17 world championships 2003
Michael was OK with the mistake on his name so he retained it afterwards. And since then he had been called John Obi Mikel right from when he joined Chelsea in 2006.
Notwithstanding, the Midfielder has decided to change his name to stop the confusion. He is now called, Mikel John Obi.