NFF, Chelsea, CAF Celebrate Ex Super Eagles Captain John Mikel Obi and AFCON 2013 Winner. Mikel led the Super Eagles of Nigeria to Russia 2018 World cup and also led the country national team to bronze medal at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt last year.
Chelsea have taken out time to celebrate one of their greatest former players, John Obi Mikel, who clocks 33 years on Wednesday.
The Stamford Bridge club took to their official Twitter page on Wednesday to post a picture of the former Super Eagles captain in action for the Blues.
Mikel, who is currently without a club after his contract with Trabzonspor, was terminated in March, joined Chelsea 14 years ago.
The midfielder left Stamford Bridge in January 2017 after winning two Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and a host of other honours.
“The birthday boy,” Chelsea tweeted. “Have a great day, Mikel John Obi!”
Also reacting, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) wrote on its official Twitter handle: “Former national team captain, 2013 Total AFCON winner, Three third-place medals.
“Happy Birthday to Nigeria’s retired midfielder, John Obi Mikel!”
In the same vein, The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, wrote: “A big birthday shout out to former @NGSuperEagles captain and AFCON2013 winner, @mikel_john_ob. Thank you for the memories, and do have a good one.”