Fans praise Mikel Obi after retirement from international football

Mikel Obi

Fans are praising Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, after he officially announced his retirement from representing the Nigerian national team.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, the 32-year-old said that he was proud to have played his first and last major tournament as a senior player in Egypt.

Mikel said that at his age, it was time to let young players take over.

Fans have taken to social media to praise the midfielder. Find their thoughts below.