Mikel Obi retires from International football


Super Eagles Captain John Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from international football.

Mikel had hinted that he will retire from the national team at the end of the AFCON tournament in Egypt.

The Eagles on Wednesday ended their time in the competition after clinching the third place title followin a 1-0 thrashing of Tunisia.

In a post on his verified Instagram handle, he said, “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.”

Mikel joined the Super Eagles in 2006 and has spent a total of 13 years with the team.

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