By Glam & Essence
With the Nigerian team,the Super Eagles earning the 3rd place at the AFCON, it’s Midfielder, Mikel Obi announced his decision to retire from the team.
Speaking after the 1-0 win over Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations third-place playoff, the team’s coach Rohr admitted that he was already looking for replacements for the midfielder.
According to him,
“We have to salute Mikel’s great career, he didn’t play in the qualifiers but it was good for the team that he is here.
“Now we have to look at others, but we don’t have many midfielders in top clubs.
“We have Semi Ajayi, Iwobi, Etebo, Ndidi. But we have to work hard to find a replacement,” the German said.
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.