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AFCON 2019: Mikel Obi retires from International Football

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles Captain Mikel John Obi has announced his retirement from International Football following the Super Eagles victory over Tunisia at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The 33-year-old mid-fielder announced his retirement on his Instagram page on Thursday, June 17.

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“Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career. In 2008 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 its 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 all my Nigerian supporters and my country for all the trust, support and love you’ve shown me over the past 15 years.

Mikel out!”

Obi has represented Nigeria well in his fifteen year career with the Super Eagles and will be remembered for his determination and victories.

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