Nigeria

Chukwueze speaks on Mikel Obi’s decision to quit Super Eagle

Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has said former captain of the side, John Mikel Obi, will be missed by teammates following his retirement from international football.

Mikel Obi announced his decision on Thursday, ending an illustrious 14-year career with the Nigeria national team.

Chukwueze, speaking with CompleteSports, heaped plaudits on the former Chelsea midfielder, for his exemplary career and leadership qualities.

“Mikel is a role model for me and to other young players in the team. He was a fantastic captain on and off the pitch.

“It’s pity that he has decided to quit the team at a time when someone like me is just coming into the team. I’m always around him and he always willing to help me in any way he can as well.

“I wish him all the best for the remaining part of his career. We will surely miss him. Nobody is happy he is leaving the team, but we have to respect his decision,” Chukwueze said.

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