Mikel Obi Officially Announces Retirement From National Team

Mikel Obi announces retirement from national team

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

Mikel made this known on Thursday after the Super Eagles clinched the third position at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Obi had announced on his Instagram page whee he said at 32, it is time for him to retire and let the youths take over.

He also made it known that he started his National career in Egypt and also finished in Egypt.

Read his post below:

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

Updated: July 18, 2019 — 3:20 pm

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