Mikel announces retirement from Super Eagles
Mikel announces retirement from Super Eagles

Mikel announces retirement from Super Eagles

AFON 2019 bronze medalist, John Obi Mikel, has announced his retirement from international football.

Mikel captained the Super Eagles to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where he started two matches.

The former Chelsea man took to social media to bid the fans of the Super Eagles an emotional farewell.

"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!"

Mikel was part of the Super Eagles team that won the AFCON 2013 title under late coach Stephen Keshi.


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