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Sports News of Tuesday, 27 September 2022


Mikel Obi retires from active football

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Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has retired from professional football after 20 years.

The former Nigerian international announced his retirement on Tuesday on his social media account.

Obi retires at the age of 35 with laurels won for both clubs and country.

Obi kicked started his career playing for the Under-20 Flying Eagles where he won a silver medal at the 2005 FIFA World Cup playing with Argentina captained by Lionel Messi in the final match.

He was capped for the first time, playing for the Super Eagles on August 17, 2005 and he came into the match as a substitute.

He later rose to become the captain of the team before retirement form national team football.