BREAKING: Mikel Obi announces his retirement from super eagles after bench warming role in AFCON

ADVERTISEMENT

Super Eagles captain Mikel obi has officially announced his retirement from the national team.

The Ex-Chelsea man was restricted to just two appearances at the AFCON in which Nigeria claimed Bronze.

Leicester City Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Stoke’s Etebo Oghenekaro Where Rohr’s prefferd choice at the middle of the Park.

The 32 year old took to Instagram to confirm his retirement.

PAY ATTENTION: Dockaysworld is giving out ₦10,000 to our active fans on Whatsapp CLICK HERE to participate now and win exclusive prices, airtime and gifts daily!!!!!!  

 

Mikel represented the Nigeria under-20 team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship and won the Silver Ball for the second-best player at the tournament (behind Lionel Messi ) as the Africans finished runner-up to Argentina .

He made his debut for the Nigeria senior team on 17 August 2005, when he came on as a second-half substitute in a 1–0 friendly win over Libya.

READ: AFCON 2019: Super Eagles of Nigeria refuse to train in protest of unpaid bonuses

At the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations , Mikel was a key player for Nigeria as they went on to win their third continental title. He was named by the Confederation of African Football(CAF) in the team of the tournament alongside teammates Vincent Enyeama, Efe Ambrose , Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike.

Mikel made his FIFA World Cup debut during the 2014 tournament in Brazil , earning a man of the match award in the Super Eagles’ opening game against Iran [80] and helping the team to reach the knockout stage for the first time since 1998.

Mikel signs out with 8goals and  90senior appearances to his name.

We wish mikel obi the best of luck for the Future.

READ: Ronaldo out Van dijk in: Ranked: The 5 best players from the 2018-19 season



Share this article



TAGS:

Follow Dockaysworld

ADVERTISEMENT

Recommended articles

Tinubu sends message to Super Eagles ahead of Angola clash

Tinubu sends message to Super Eagles ahead of Angola clash

Victor Osimhen deletes all Napoli post from IG, to sue club over TikTok video

Victor Osimhen deletes all Napoli post from IG, to sue club over TikTok video

Over 2 years later, Footballer Mendy emotional after being Found Not Guilty of Rape

Over 2 years later, Footballer Mendy emotional after being Found Not Guilty of Rape

Breaking: Player Christian Atsu Found dead in Turkey Earthquake wreckage

Breaking: Player Christian Atsu Found dead in Turkey Earthquake wreckage

RB Leipzig – Bayern Munich: preview

RB Leipzig – Bayern Munich: preview

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez to be allowed to co-habit despite Saudi Arabia law banning non-married couples from living together

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez to be allowed to co-habit despite Saudi Arabia law banning non-married couples from living together

Saudi Club Al Nassr followers skyrocket to millions hours after announcing Cristiano Ronaldo signing [photos]

Saudi Club Al Nassr followers skyrocket to millions hours after announcing Cristiano Ronaldo signing [photos]

Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo to earn N96B as he officially signs for Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr [photos]

Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo to earn N96B as he officially signs for Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr [photos]

Breaking: Football Legend Pelé dies at 82

Breaking: Football Legend Pelé dies at 82