Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi, coach Rohr disagree on Luka Modric

Luka Modric: Best FIFA Player Award winner, not Mikel Obi’s choice Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, John Mikel Obi and Coach Gernot Rohr disagreed on whether Croatian Luka Modric should be crowned as Best FIFA Player of the year. Modric was Rohr’s first choice, according to the details of the voting done by national captains, coaches and media men. But Mikel Obi chose Lionel Messi as first choice, and French player Kylian Mbappe as the second. Modric was Obi’s third’s choice. Rohr also picked Mbappe as second choice and Belgium and Chelsea player Eden Hazard as his third choice. The Nigeria media man, Christian Okpara who voted picked Ronaldo, Eden and Modric as first, second and third choices. Egyptian captain, El Hadary Essam voted Mohamed Salah, Luka Modric and Ronaldo, as his choices. Egyptian coach, Javier Aguirre Onaindía Javier agreed with the captain’s first two choices, only differing in making French player Antoine Griezman, his third best player.

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