By Victor Kanayo
Former Nigerian international and captain of Super Eagles Mikel Obi has opined that he was to clinch the 2013 CAF African Footballer of the year award.
However, the former Chelsea midfielder alleged that his inamikel bility to clinch the coveted continental prize was that he was robbed.
Mikel who spoke through a podcast known as Obi One, said he won more than Toure during the year in review.
“In 2013, it was my trophy (CAF Award) to be won. I won the Africa Cup of Nations, I won the Champions League, the year before and the Europa League the year 2013.
“And Yaya only won… he didn’t win anything and coming into the ceremony, I thought I was winning, the information was that I was going to win it, I was told by CAF I was going to win it,” Mikel Obi said.
Mikel played a pivotal role as the Blues won the UEFA Europa League.
He was also a key part of the Nigeria squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
However, Mikel could only finish behind Toure in the CAF Player of the Year voting.