Mikel Obi Spotted Playing Football on the Street of Lagos, Shows Amazing Skills

Mikel Obi Spotted Playing Football on the Street of Lagos, Shows Amazing Skills

  • Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi shared images of he playing street soccer in Lagos
  • The Chelsea legend made it clear that he was happy to see people on the street coming out to watch him
  • Mikel retired from football last year after winning the African Cup of Nation, Premier League and UCL titles

Old images have reemerged where former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, was spotted playing street football in Lagos with guys showing impressive skills.

The soccer game was played at Evans Square, Ebutte Meta in Lagos in 2022 and the Chelsea legend can be seen enjoying his time out.

During the game, Mikel Obi made fans remember his skills during his active playing days as he showed no sign that he has retired from football.

Mikel Obi, Super Eagles, Lagos, streets football
Former Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi. Photo by Patrick Smith
Source: Getty Images

Gone are the days when Obi used to dish out incredible passes for the Super Eagles and Chelsea.

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The Nigerian legend posted the photos on his official Instagram page.

See the photos below

How it started for Mikel

Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004.

In 2006, he made a controversial transfer to English club Chelsea after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him. He stayed with Chelsea for 11 years, before moving to China with Tianjin TEDA in 2017.

Mikel Obi announces retirement

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi 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.

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.

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

Source: SportsBrief.com