I started and ended my career in Egypt- Mikel Obi sends emotional statement after retirement

Mikel Obi, the former super eagles’ captain has officially announced his retirement from the Nigerian national team

Mikel Obi announces retirement from National football

In an emotional post he wrote on his Instagram page on Thursday, the former Chelsea player says at 32, he believes it is the perfect time for him to retire so the youths can take over.

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!


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