Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has announced his retirement from the national team.
He made the announcement after the Super Eagles’ 1-0 win over Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations third-place playoff.
“Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career” he said.
Thanking his fans and supporters, he said: “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,” he said, ending his statement with “Mikel am out”!
Also speaking, Rohr admitted he was already looking for replacements for the midfielder.
“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.