Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, on Thursday, announced his retirement from the national team.
Obi made the announcement a day after the Super Eagles clinched the Third Place trophy at the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) .
Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, had earlier hinted that John Obi Mikel’s time with the national team is over.
Mikel Obi, who struggled with injuries all through the AFCON, only featured in two matches.
Mikel, who signed a two-year deal with a Turkish sports club, Trabzonspor, with the option of an additional 12 months this summer will earn over €150,000 a week, €1.5m (N607m) per season.
The former Chelsea and Middlesbrough will be the highest-earning Nigerian player in Turkey based on basic salary.