Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, is not happy over doubts among fans, that he is not committed to playing for the national team.
Nigeria will face South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on November 17, before taking on Uganda three days later in a friendly game.
Obi asked to be left out of both matches due to fitness issues,National Daily learnt.
But many have questioned his commitment to the team, considering the fact that he is yet to play in any of their three games, since after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“The doubts over his commitments got to him because he adores playing for the Super Eagles and as a captain he wants to be a shining light for the young players in the team.