After leading Nigeria to third place at African Cup of Nations in Egypt, Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has announced his retired from international football.
According to Mikel in a post, he started his national team journey in Egypt in the year 2006 and has always waited for a perfect moment to retire in Egypt where his national team campaign began.
He adds that now is the right age for him to retire from the Super Eagles team.
“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,”
After winning bronze with the Nigerian team at this year’s AFCON, Mikel Obi, 32, took to his Instagram page to make the much-awaited announcement.
He 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 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. Mikel am out! “