Austin Eguavoen, a former coach of the Super Eagles, has praised Mikel Obi, a former captain of the national team, for announcing his retirement from professional football on September 27.
Eguavoen described Mikel Obi as one of the greatest players he has ever coached.
He added on his Instagram post that it was an honor coaching the former Chelsea star at the FIFA U17 World Cup 2003, AFCON 2006, and AFCON 2008.
Eguavoen also said that Mikel Obi’s growth from a young footballer who played at the U17 World Cup in Finland, to winning the Champions League Final in Munich in 2012, and then the AFCON final a year later in South Africa is nothing but inspirational.
He further enjoined Mikel to “enjoy the good life”.
“To one of the greatest players I ever coached. Congratulations on your retirement, John Mikel Obi.
“An honor coaching you at the FIFA U17 World Cup 2003, AFCON 2006 & AFCON 2008.
“Your growth as a young boy from the U17 World Cup in Finland, going all the way to triumph at the Champions League Final in Munich in 2012 & then the AFCON final a year later in South Africa is nothing but inspirational.
“You played it all, and won it all. Incredibly proud of what you’ve achieved.
“Enjoy the good life.”