Mikel Obi during last FIFA World Cup
File Pictire: Mikel Obi in action in the last FIFA World Cup

The captain of the Super Eagles, John Mikel Obi has announced his  retirement from the national team.

His retirement is coming less than 24 hours Nigeria lifted the bronze ware at the ongoing 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

Mikel Obi announced his retirement via his verified Instagram page.

In an emotion ridden post, the former Chelsea footballer and the most decorated Nigeira footballer in recent time wrote: “Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career.

“In 2006 I played my first official championship for my country. 2019 African Cup of Nations marks my last championship for National Team with Super Eagles.

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“My national career started in 2003 under 17 World Cup and I’m grateful for the national team for placing me on the world arena and giving me an opportunity to show my skill and have an incredible National and International career.

“At the age of 32, it’s time for me to retire from the National team and let the youth take over, who’ve done an amazing job securing a bronze medal at AFCON 2019.

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“Thank you to all my Nigerian supporters and to my Country for all the trust, support and love you’ve shown me over the past 15 years.

“Mikel am out!” he concluded.

 

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