Super Eagles Legend Mikel Obi Announces Retirement From Football After 20 Years

Super Eagles Legend Mikel Obi Announces Retirement From Football After 20 Years

  • Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has retired from football after 20 years in which he won the Champions League
  • The Nigerian superstar also won the Premier League title with the Blues in what was a successful career
  • And in the national team which is the Super Eagles, Mikel Obi also succeeded as he won the African Cup of Nations

Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from football after 20 years in which the Nigerian will be remembered as one of the best African midfielders ever.

The Chelsea legend took to his official Instagram page on Tuesday afternoon, 27 September, to make the announcement with the Nigerian thanking all the people who supported his football career.

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Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi announces retirement from football after 20 years. Photo by Shaun Botterill
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Obi Mikel is retiring as a hero at the age of 35 with laurels won for both clubs and country as it will be recalled that he was among the Super Eagles players who won the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.

What was said by Mikel Obi

''There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today.

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''I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am very satisfied with all that I was able to achieve and more importantly the human it has helped shape.
''All of this would not have been possible without the unwavering support of my family, managers, clubs, coaches, teammates and most importantly my ever-loyal fans. You supported me through my highs and lows, even on days that I did not live up to your expectations. I say a big thank you.''

Mikel Obi played 91 games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria netting six goals before he quit international football in 2019.

Super Eagles legend names 1 player who can help Nigeria beat Algeria

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Super Eagles defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has made it clear that Everton forward Alex Iwobi will play a big role for the Nigerian team in their international friendly against Algeria.

The stage in Oran is set for the big battle between these two African giants who both failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after losing the play-offs.

So far this season in the Premier League, Alex Iwobi has been in good form for Everton as the Nigerian has won the hearts of the fans with his superb performances.

Source: Sports Brief News