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Mikel Obi speaks on retiring from football

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Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain, has played down the rumour of him retiring from international football.

The Tianjin Teda and former Chelsea midfielder declared that he was not planning to retire from the Super Eagles without making an official statement to inform the public.

He made the disclosure while newsmen at the launched of his foundation in Lagos.

Obi said, “A lot has been said about my absence in the national team; I think if you have been on something for a very long time you would at some point need a little break and that’s all I’m doing, just taking a little break.

“I haven’t’ retired yet, I know people have said, that I think the day I will retire, I will let everyone knows, I haven’t and I’m also happy the team is doing really well without me which is very good so that I know that when I retire, I leave the team in good situation.

“We have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations Cup and we will see what happens with my fitness and my motivation to go and play and win the Nations Cup again.

“I want the motivation to be 100 per cent, to go. If it’s 60, I don’t want to go. Hopefully, it will come back soon.”

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16 Comments Nigeria News
Irphilippe• 8 months ago
Haha Mr Ronaldo
Racheal• 9 months ago
Good Good
Olite1996• 9 months ago
how old are you bro
olakunle031009• 9 months ago
Mikel, a weak player
ANOINTING• 9 months ago
This guy
Abdulrazaqmtanko1• 9 months ago
Age matter
Irphilippe• 9 months ago
Okay Mr CR7
Racheal• 9 months ago
innkayobami• 9 months ago
Fatimabello• 9 months ago
Iamajtofunmi• 9 months ago
Iyamahsolomon• 9 months ago
Na him sabi
AdetolaAkomolafe• 9 months ago
U ve tried for Nigeria jaare..papa ejima....
Raymond• 9 months ago
OK na
Olamix• 9 months ago
Abiodun• 9 months ago
Is enough nah

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