Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi on Sunday was called Zidane of African Football after his terrific display in Middlesbrough’s 1-0away win over Blackburn Rovers in the English Championship on Sunday.
Mikel joined the Tony Pulis side in January after ending his tie with Chinese Super League side Tiajin Teda where he spent two years and helped the club to avoid relegation last season.
The Former Chelsea man has appeared thrice for Boro so far this season but it was his fourth appearance at Ewood Park that wowed the fans at the Riverside.
Mikel‘s performance in the game was rated 6.8, After winning three duels, won four long balls and had one shot blocked according to match statistics.
The performance led fans to describe him as a “Rolls-Royce of a Midfielder” and “Zidane of Africa” on Twitter.
Below are some of the tweets.
@MIDDLESBROUGH PAUL: To the untrained eye, Mikel Jon Obi (cheers lads @boro) looks like a lazy bastard who doesn’t break sweat. After a while you realise he’s just a million miles better than everyone else and doesn’t need to
@RIVERSIDEREDS: We got Mikel Jon obi Mikel I just don’t think you understand he’s Tony pulis man he’s the African Zidane we got Jon obi Mikel #utb Come on you Reds
@LawObalum: Mikel Obi is using EPL experience to bully them in The Championship. The African Zidane.
@lordslim91: Mikel is miles and shoulders ahead of every player in the championship..He is like a cheat code
@jjamesmarriott: John Obi Mikel playing CM for Boro is a thing of beauty. What an absolute player.
Middlesbrough are fifth in the championship table with 54 points from 32 matches .