John Obi Mikel Announces Retirement From Super Eagles After Winning Bronze At AFCON 2019

1 year ago by: CLARA JANCITA
-- Online (f) at 18-07-2019 02:14PM

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Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi has retired from international football. The former Chelsea and Middlesbrough midfielder made the announcement today after leading the Nigerian team to a bronze medal finish at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

He shared the news on his Instagram page. He  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.

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 and love you’ve shown me over the past 15 years.

Mikel am out!”

-- trulyval (m) at 18-07-2019 02:19PM
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Ride on bro. God bless u. U have tried. May posterity remember u favorably.
-- philnel (m) at 18-07-2019 04:53PM
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Bowing out honorable, you have done great for your country. OLUWA HOLDS THE ACE.
-- kacylee Online (f) at 18-07-2019 08:26PM
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Mikel that only played the opening match na him them say win the bronze.. the same way he didnt play the qualifier Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

-- Baye77 (m) at 19-07-2019 07:17AM
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All the best ahead captain!you've done well!