Mikel Obi announces retirement from football

Mikel Obi announces retirement from football

Former captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chelsea legend, John Mikel Obi, has announced his retirement from professional football.

Obi, who enjoyed a hugely successful career both at the club and international levels took to his official Instagram account to reveal his decision to retire on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

The Nigerian great enjoyed enormous success during his 11-year stint at west London as he amassed a total of six goals and 13 assists in 372 appearances.

The 35-year-old won two Premier League titles, three FA Cup trophies, the 2007 League Cup, and the 2013 Europa League.

He was also part of the Chelsea team that won the Champions League trophy for the first time in 2012.

On the national stage, Obi also enjoyed immense success as he won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013 with Nigeria.

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