Can Mikel Agu replace injured Ndidi?
After failing to be included in match day squads in Vitoria Guimaraes in 5 league matches since 18 January, Super Eagles defensive midfielder Mikel Agu was an unused substitute last weekend in their league encounter against Deportivo Aves which they won 2:0 away.
Has he then done enough to be considered for Super Eagles qualifiers in March? Mikel Agu has consistently failed to establish himself as a squad player in the Super Eagles. One time second choice Defensive Midfielder (ahead of John Ogu and Wilfred Ndidi), Mikel Agu is now just a 'floating' member of the Super Eagles squad - one to be called upon only when all else has failed. The Portugal based midfielder held so much promise when he burst into the scene - so much so that he was likened to the legendary Mikel Obi himself. But, he has thus far not fulfilled his full potentials.
With more options opening up to the Super Eagles everyday in way of talents (both homegrown and dual nationality players), Mikel Agu might struggle to fulfil his potentials for the Super Eagles if he does not impose himself in the team in months to come.