Mikel Obi releases statement over Chelsea punishing him for participating at Rio 2016 Olympics rumour

895d6-mikelMikel Obi has denied the reports that he is being punished by Premier League club Chelsea FC for playing at the 2016 Rio Olympics for Nigeria.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Super Eagles captain said the comments made by Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr were mistranslated and taken out of context by the media. Rohr had claimed that the 29-year-old footballer is being punished by Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte because he had left pre-season camp to play at the Olympics.

Read the statement below: 

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