Super Eagles Captain John Mikel Obi has announced that he will retire from national team duties at the end of the ongoing AFCON 2019.
The former Chelsea Midfielder also vowed to make his last Africa Cup of Nations “one to remember” for Nigeria and believes his presence in the squad could be a crucial factor in their bid for success.
The 32 year old midfielder confirmed that the showpiece in Egypt will certainly be his last appearance.
“It’s been an amazing ride for me in the national team, thirteen years, I think it is enough,” Mikel said.
He added that “I have won trophies, I’ve had a lot of amazing time, I think it’s time for these young guys to carry on.
“I’m mostly here in Egypt to support the young guys and make sure they’re on the right track.”