-As Glo/CAF Awards hold Thursday in Lagos
Super Eagles winger, Babatunde Michael has said that John Mikel Obi stands a good chance of winning the 2014 GLO/CAF awards on Thursday despite missing out on the BBC African Footballer of the Year award to Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure.
The Nigeria international who is expected back at his Ukrainian club Volyn this weekend for the second half of the season which kicks off in the first week of March stated in clear terms that though the reigning African Footballer of the Year is the fans’ favorite, Mikel’s exploit for club and country in 2013 has equaled the Ivorian’s feat.
Mikel, UEFA Champions League winner headed in his second goal of the season for Chelsea on his 300th appearance for the Blues at the weekend as they cruised to the fifth round of the FA Cup competition with a 2-0 win over Derby County.
“He remains a top favorite to win even if Yaya is also doing well with Manchester City,” the 21 year old winger told Complete Sports.
“Since it’s down to voting, it really out of his hands but I hope he wins on Thursday,” he concluded.
Michael who scored twice in 11 appearances for Volyn since joining also set for himself a 10 goal target at the end of the season.
“2014 will be bigger because part of the target I have for myself is to score more goals say ten and make the final cut for the World Cup in Brazil.
“I featured at the Confederations Cup and it was a fantastic experience so for no reason I don’t want to miss out,” he concluded.