John Obi Mikel has called time on his international football career. The 32-year-old midfielder who captained the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a bronze medal finish at the African nations cup, Egypt 2019 took to his instagram page, the day after Nigeria’s third-place match victory over the carthage Eagles of Tunisia, to make the announcement.

The message reads:

“Egypt is a country where l’ve started and have finished my National career. In 2006I 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 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. Mikel am out! ”

Mikel Obi who recently signed for turkish outfit Trabzumspor recorded 88 caps scoring six goals. He participated at African nations cups and two world cups, winning the 2013 edition of the African nations cup.

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