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Mikel Obi Announces Retirement From National Team Football

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Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel on Thursday announced his retirement from the national team following the team’s third-place finish at the ongoing AFCON 2019 In Egypt.

Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel on Thursday announced his retirement from the national team following the team’s third-place finish at the ongoing AFCON 2019 In Egypt.

This ends Mikel’s 13 years of service with the National after making his debut in 2006.

Mikel Obi
Mikel Obi

He played a part role this time en route winning a bronze medal at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt for a record eight times.

He announced on Instagram that he was gladly ending his career in Egypt where it all began with the senior national team in 2006.

“Egypt is a country where I have started and have finished my national career. In 2006, i played my first official Championship for my country. 2019 Africa Cup of Nations marks my last Championship for National Team with Super Eagles, Mikel posted on Instagram Thursday afternoon.

Mikel’s input for the Super Eagles has dropped steeply after he left his Premiership side Chelsea for the Chinese Super League only to make a return to the English league, with Championship side, Middlesborough.

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