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BREAKING: Mikel Obi Retires From National Team

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Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my national career.John Mikel Obi
John Mikel Obi

The Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, John Mikel Obi, on early Thursday morning announced his retirement from international football to allow the junior ones to make the country proud.

He made this known on his verified Instagram page.
Mikel Obi wrote on his Instagram page that, “at the age of 32, it was time for him to bow out of the team and let the young ones take over.”

Mikel Obi further wrote, “Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my national career.”
“In 2006, I played my first official championship for my country. 2019 African Cup of Nations marks my last championship for the national team with Super Eagles.”

“My national career started in 2003 under 17 World Cup, and I’m grateful for the national team for placing me on the world arena and giving me an opportunity to show my skill and have an incredible national and international career.”

“At the age of 32, it’s time for me to retire from the national team and let the youth take over, who’ve done an amazing job securing a bronze medal at AFCON 2019.”

“Thank you to all my Nigerian supporters and to my Country for all the trust, support and love you’ve shown me over the past 15 years.”
“l am out!” he concluded.

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