Nigerians react as Super Eagles’ Mikel Obi retires from international football

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:46 pm

Nigerians on social media have reacted to the
retirement of ex-Chelsea star, John Obi Mikel
from international football.
DAILY POST recalls that Mikel on Thursday
afternoon announced his retirement from the
Super Eagles, via his Instagram page.
The 32-year-old said, “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
“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.”
However, Mikel’s retirement from international
football did not come as a shock to some
Nigerian fans.
The Trabzonspor star only featured for just two
matches against Burundi and Madagascar at
the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in
Egypt for Nigeria.
Below are some comments DAILY POST
gathered from Instagram:
@ak47me, “@mikel_john_obi Well done bro.
Good luck for the next chapter!
@adenflint4, “Congratulations John boy mate.”
@Egbedayoopeoluwa, “My personal person …
most favoured Nigeria player..weldone..I
always call u achiever. U av achieve
already..Ur name is Good luck.”
@Dadaboyehiz, “Thank You for everything Cap.”
@izz_aabaja, “Thanks for the memories
#captain marvel
@grade_anthony, “Thanks for everything
Champ. You’ll be missed.”
@mc_tagwaye, “You’ve really served, and you
served well, God bless you and see you through
@“i_rep_vicky, “You’re a legend… Happy
Retirement. I love watching since your first
game till forever, I almost join Chelsea because
of you. Peace ya, Respect!.”
@romanranking, “Amazing career skippo,
Goodluck with the future lad, always a blue.”
@emmanuel_rooney, “God bless you.”
@dj_bode, “Thank you for your dedication. We
will miss you
@dr.slyy, “Thanks.”
@jany_144, “Awwww. Thanks so much for
everything mikel.”
@i_am_jydo, “We appreciate you, senior man.”
@dareydarey, “Legendary 100%.”
@smashbrack, “!!!great memories!!!”

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Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:57 pm

He has tried enough for Nigeria
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Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:53 pm

He has done well
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:56 pm

He has tried for Nigeria
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Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:02 pm

LOl, Nigeria na wahala country
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Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:12 pm

Good information
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Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:49 pm

Best of luck

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