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Mikel Obi Retires from International Football

Olaitan Nurudeen



Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi call it quit with the Super Eagles as he retires from international football.

The 32 year old had a long, smooth and blistering career with the Nigeria national teams. He played from the U17 to the senior national side for 13 years and won various laurels and many individual accolades.

Mikel who just sign a contract with Turkey giant, Trabzonspor, announces his retirement immediately after winning the bronze medal in Egypt.

Obi is known for his domination in the midfield as a world class midfielder. He has played both as an attacking and a defending midfielder with the country side under different coaches, local and foreign.

Below is the achievement of Mikel so far


Premier League: 2009–10, 2014–15[94]
FA Cup: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12
Football League Cup: 2006–07
FA Community Shield: 2009
UEFA Champions League: 2011–12
UEFA Europa League: 2012–13

Africa Cup of Nations: 2013 – Winner
2016 Summer Olympics : Bronze Medal
Africa Cup of Nations: 2019 – Bronze medal

FIFA World Youth Championship Silver Ball: 2005
African Young Player of the Year: 2005, 2006
Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 2007,[95] 2008

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