BREAKING! Mikel Obi is no longer Super Eagles’ Captain

Mikel Obi , the Nigerian National team captain, a while ago announced his retirement from International football on his Instagram page.

The 32-year old said it was time for him to end his long service to Nigeria, a service he started from the U-17 cadre till he graduated to be the Captain of the Super Eagles.

He wrote:

Egypt is a country where I 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 am 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’ have 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 and love you have shown me over the past 15 years.

“Mikel, am out!”

See his post

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