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Mikel Quits International Football

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has quit international football.

Mikel made the announcement on his official Instagram handle on Thursday, a day after the Eagles won the third-place match at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles captain said he started his career in Egypt in 2003, and is hanging his boot at the same location in 2019.

 

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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 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!

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