Why I Retired From International Football- Mikel Obi

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

John Obi Mikel who was the Former Super Eagles Captain has disclosed his reasons for retiring from the International Football.


Mikel said he had to make room for the young talented players, adding that he wanted to focus on his team during this period.


According to Daily Post, he disclosed this during a chat with Trabzonspor’s official magazine.


He said, ”We currently have very talented young players. They’re all bright. I think these players can handle the challenges. I had to make room for them, besides; I don’t have many years for football in front of me. I want to focus on my team in the remaining period.”


”I served the national team for 13 years, most of them as captain. In this period, we achieved significant successes as a team.”

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