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Mikel started his football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3,000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy, a team that at the time was well known for travelling across Nigeria scouting young footballers with the potential to play professionally.Obi stood out to scouts and was later picked to play for top-flight club Plateau United, a side that had previously developed stars Celestine Babayaro, Victor Obinna and Chris Obodo, among others, that went on to success in European leagues.
In response to these events, United made an official complaint to FIFA about the behaviour of both Chelsea and the player's agents, Shittu and Rune Hauge, already infamous for his role in the George Graham bungs scandal.Manchester United's rival Premier League club, Chelsea, later issued a counter-claim suggesting that they already had an agreement with Mikel and his agents, but Lyn denied this claim.However, subsequent reports indicated that Chelsea claimed to have been involved in arranging the player's original move to Europe with a view to signing him at a later date.FIFA dismissed these claims in August 2005, stating there was insufficient evidence to bring a case against Chelsea.Following the tournament, Mikel failed to return to Lyn, whereupon the club subsequently lodged a complaint with FIFA.On 12 August 2005, FIFA ruled that Mikel should return to Lyn to fulfill the remainder of his contract with the club, whilst they would decide at a later date whether the contract he signed with United should be upheld or cancelled.
After a delay of over a month, Mikel complied with the FIFA decision and returned to Lyn in early September 2005 after a three-month absence.
In the summer of 2005, Mikel played for Nigeria at the FIFA World Youth Championships held in the Netherlands.
He had an excellent tournament until Nigeria reached the final, where they lost 2–1 to Argentina.
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Nigerian midfielder who joined Chelsea in 2006 after spending his first two professional seasons with the Norwegian team Lyn. People born in the Year of the Rabbit are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict.
Obi won the Silver Ball after being voted the tournament's second-best player.