Super Eagles Midfielder, John Obi Mikel is on the starting lineup for Middlesbrough in their EFL Championship tie with Leeds united.

Middlesbrough were eliminated from the Emirates FA Cup during the weekend after playing at draw in the first leg at home.

Although John Mikel Obi was not listed for the game in midweek, Tony Pulis managed to field in some players in the middle of the pack.

However it turned sour for them as the ended up getting eliminated from the Emirates FA Cup.

John Obi Mikel has since played over three matches for Midddlesbrough since joining the club during the January transfer window.

And as the 2019 AFCON draws closer, it will be a thing of joy for Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr to see his players playing regularly in their respective clubs.

Middlesbrough starting Line up against Leeds united

23 D. Randolph
2 J. Obi Mikel
3 G. Friend
4 Daniel Ayala
5 R. Shotton
11 J. Hugill
16 J. Howson
20 D. Fry
22 G. Saville
24 A. Flint
26 L. Wing