The Fédération Internationale de Soccer Affiliation (FIFA) has paid tribute to former Tremendous Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, who introduced his retirement from world soccer on Thursday.
The 32-year-old midfielder made 89 appearances for his nation between 2005 and 2019, scoring six instances.
Paying tribute to the Nigerian legend, FIFA, on its Instagram web page, stated, “Tremendous Eagles legend, Mikel Obi, who performed on the 2014 and 2018 international cup finals – has introduced his retirement from world soccer. Congrats on a fantastic Nigeria occupation!”
Mikel Obi, who struggled with accidents all over the 2019 Africa Cup of International locations, handiest featured in two fits.
He began the outlet sport towards Burundi, however was once dropped for the 1-Zero victory over Guinea.
Gernot Rohr introduced him again towards Madagascar, a sport that proved to be his closing within the inexperienced and white.