John Terry Pays Touching Tribute to Mikel After His Retirement, Calls Him Chelsea Legend

John Terry Pays Touching Tribute to Mikel After His Retirement, Calls Him Chelsea Legend

  • John Obi Mikel has been hailed by former Chelsea captain John Terry following his retirement from football
  • The Nigerian legend who won many titles decided to quit the game of football on Tuesday afternoon, 27 September
  • John Terry who also had glorious football career explained that it was nice to have played with Mikel Obi

Former Chelsea captain John Terry has paid touching tribute to his former teammate John Obi Mikel who recently announced his retirement from football after 20 glorious years.

For the 11 years that John Obi Mikel spent in the Premier League with Chelsea, the former Super Eagles captain won titles with John Terry in what was an incredible career.

Mikel started his football career on the streets of Jos in Plateau State from where he moved to Pepsi Academy and also Plateau United before moving to Europe.

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John Terry pays touching tribute to Mikel after his retirement, calls him Chelsea legend. Photo by AMA/Corbis
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While congratulating Obi Mikel on his official Instagram page, John Terry explained that it was a pleasure to have shared the dressing room with the Nigerian football legend.

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John Terry's reaction about Mikel Obi's retirement

“What a great career my friend, it was a pleasure to play and share a dressing room with you. Love you Georgie Boy.
“Thanks, Georgie boy, love ya old boy. You made us winners in that dressing room. And loads of banter, thank you,” Mikel responded to Terry.

At Stamford Bridge, John Terry and Mikel Obi won the Premier League and Champions League titles together before the Nigerian left.

Nigerians attack Super Eagles player after defeat against Algeria in Oran

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nigerians have expressed their disappointment over the performance of goalkeeper Francis Uzoho during the international friendly encounter against Algeria on Tuesday night, 27 September.

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Despite coach Jose Peseiro promising Nigerians that his wards would win the battle in Oran hours before kickoff, the Super Eagles were unable to soar against their opponents.

Players of the Super Eagles started the tie impressively, with the likes of Moses Simon and Moffi firing on all cylinders up front against the Algerians.

The breakthrough eventually came for the Super Eagles in the 9th minute when Terem Moffi opened scoring, which made Nigerian football fans happy.

After conceding against the Super Eagles, Algerian players changed their style of play on the pitch and it paid off before the end of the first half, as Riyad Mahrez restored parity for them.