Mikel Obi gets customised retirement cake on Independence Day

Mikel Obi Super Eagles

Ex-Nigeria international Mikel Obi got a cake on Saturday to mark his retirement and Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary.

A company which specialises in citizenship and residency gifted Mikel the cake designed with his legendary number 10 jersey for the Super Eagles.

The 35-year-old showed off the gift in a video posted to Instagram and wished Nigerians a happy Independence Day anniversary.

“Happy 62nd Independence Anniversary to all my Nigerian brothers and sisters,” Mikel wrote.

“Many thanks to my good friends at @riftrust_citizenship for this beautiful cake!”

The Chelsea legend announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday.

He wrote in the Instagram post announcing his retirement, “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.”