Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has announced his retirement from international football.
The midfielder has been a regular for the super Eagles ever since he broke into the senior side in 2015 after an impressive showing at the under 17 World Cup.
Mikel took to his Instagram page on Thursday to make the announcement.
“My national career started in 2003 under 17 World Cup and I’m grateful for the national team for placing me on the world arena and giving me an opportunity to show my skill and have an incredible National and International career.
“At the age of 32, it’s time for me to retire from the National team and let the youth take over, who’ve done an amazing job securing a bronze medal at AFCON 2019.
“Thank you to all my Nigerian supporters and to my Country for all the trust, support and love you’ve shown me over the past 15 years. “