Super Eagles former Captain John Obi Mikel has announced his retirement from football.
The former Chelsea star made this known to fans in one of his recent Instagram posts. Mikel reminisced his good old days and achievements during his active days and encouraged his fans not to give up on their dreams.
He expressed gratitude to everyone who supported his career. Finally, the one time African champion hinted on his return to the game, probably as a coach.
Read his message below:
“There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today.
“I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am very satisfied with all that I was able to achieve and more importantly the human it has helped shape.
“All of this would not have been possible without the unwavering support of my family, managers, clubs, coaches, teammates and most importantly my ever-loyal fans. You supported me through my highs and lows, even on days that I did not live up to your expectations. I say a big thank you.
“I will also like to encourage everyone who I may have inspired one way or the other in the course of my career to never give up on their dreams, for every time you think about quitting, remind yourself why you started.
“This is not goodbye, it’s the start of another journey, another chapter of my life. I look forward to what the future holds and I hope you will walk with me. Thank you.”