Nigerians have taken to their Twitter handle to eulogies Mikel Obi, following his retirement from the National team.
The former Nigerians have taken to their Twitter handle to eulogies Mikel Obi following his retirement from the National team.
The former Chelsea midfielder made the announcement after leading the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at Egypt 2019 wherein he started only the first match of the campaign.
Read: I Started And Ended My Football Career In Egypt — Mikel Obi
Mikel Obi in his retirement speech said he is happy to have started his career and ended it at Egypt.
‘Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career’.He thanked the Nigerian supporters and Nigeria. He ended his statement with ‘Mikel am out’!
Nigerians while reacting to the news have hailed him with some pointing out to the fact that he played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Argentina during the 2018 World Cup despite his father being kidnapped.
He's given his all, he's given his BEST
Thanks John Mikel Obi pic.twitter.com/Ash4JqM1jX
— Folarin Gerard (@FolarinGerard) July 18, 2019
Mikel was outstanding for Nigeria in 2005, at the under- 20 level, earning 2nd best. When John Mikel Obi decided to play the game against Argentina at the 2018 world cup, many didn’t know his father was kidnapped, because he didn't allow that to dissuade him. That's patriotism! pic.twitter.com/XmE4MXHFhd
— Chris Legend (@Kaylegend7) July 18, 2019
A good servent,
A humble fellow.
Legend of the game.
U gave it all to the national team, all the best in ur future endeavors.
Happy retirement John mikel obi pic.twitter.com/SF9iwtr8Ek
— Saint_Vidal (@Ugwuvitalis4) July 18, 2019