Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has been handed a selection boost ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against South Africa, as captain John Obi Mikel resumed training today.

The midfielder took part in a light training during the team’s recovery session on Sunday morning, seven days after he limped out of Nigeria’s 2-0 defeat to Madagascar.

It leaves Rohr positive about his chances of playing against Bafana Bafana on Wednesday, July 10.

The German had given a hint about Mikel Obi’s fitness, after the 3-2 win over Cameroon on Saturday.

“Mikel is trying to run already, so we will see if he could be fit one time for [South Africa] clash,” he said.

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