Mikel Obi set date of retirement ahead of Eagles AFCON outing.


Mikel Obi set date of retirement ahead of Eagles AFCON outing.

Mikel Obi, a former Chelsea player and the super Eagles captain, has hinted on the possibility of quitting the Eagles after the imminent Africa cup of Nation.

Notwithstanding, the Eagles Captain has enjoyed a successful player career so far both at club and international level. Since after making his internally debut in August 17, 2005, the defensive midfielder has never looked back to slowing down, racking in appearance for the Eagles every year with a 14 years player career and still counting.

The player had the following to say ahead of their Africa cup of Nations Opening Fixture with Swallows of Burundi.

“The last time we were here we won, but we’ve missed out on a few. But we are confident. There are just three of us who have the experience but the blend in the team is good.”

“It’s not a bad place to finish! I started here in 2006 and we came 3rd so Egypt has always been good to me. This time hopefully we can do better. I’m not 100 per cent sure this is my last one but maybe.”

He hinted on the possibility of calling time on his international career at Egypt where he started his African caup of Nations career when Nihmgeria cane out third at the time.


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