UPDATE: Nigerians react as Mikel retires from Super Eagles
Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 18/07/2019
Nigerians have reacted as John Obi Mikel retired from Super Eagles following the third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The 32-year-old midfielder secured a deal with Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor, where he will compatriots Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwakaeme. OFFICIAL: Mikel calls it quit from international football
Mikel made the announcement via his Instagram page on Thursday after featuring for just two matches against Burundi and Madagascar at the 32nd edition of the championship owing to the injury he suffered at the group stage.However, Nigerians took to Twitter to react of the news from Super Eagles captain statement.Dr Kelechi Anyikude @KelechiAFC: And the Legend @mikel_john_obi retires from international football Won’t forget how you received a call that your father had been kidnapped and still represented Nigeria honourably You served us well. All the best for the future Uche Bright @UcheEzeakuji: Thanks for the memories, John Mikel Obi. A legend.SHEV DIDO @Phamooraze: Living legend retired but not tired John Mikel Obi.σlu @xOluwaseyi: Thank you for the memories John Mikel Obi.CB Sparkz @CbSparkz: Legendary John mikel Obi you will forever be loved for your selfless services and financial supports to the super Eagles #livinglegend #Goodman.Daniel || 🇳🇬 @Danko_city: Thank you John Mikel Obi for everything you did for Nigerian football, you are a true legend. we'll never forget.SHOLA ⓡⓐⓝⓓⓨⓢⓘⓝⓖ @AM_RANDYSING: "Mikel Out" John Mikel Obi announces his retirement from international football with Nigeria after 15 years. 89 apps 6 goals 1 AFCON title A lot of memories. A true legend. 👑 Nyewe-Eli of Port Harcourt 👑@Mr_Pucca: Happy Retirement John Mikel Obi...Captain Fantastic 👏👏👏 .