John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, popularly known as John Mikel Obi

John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, popularly known as John Mikel Obi

 

Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi, Retires

 

A day after leading the Nigerian team to get Bronze Medal in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 32-year-old John Mikel Obi who was captain of the Super Eagles has retired from the national team.

This the 8th time Nigeria is pocketing Bronze in the AFCON.

In a post on his verified Instagram handle, he said, “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.”

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Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on editorkingsuba@gmail.com. I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles

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