Former Super Eagles mid-fielder, Mikel Obi has retired from active football, the former Chelsea player said on Tuesday.
The two-time Premier League winner has brought down the curtain on an 18-year senior career that included 11 years at Stamford Bridge.
The midfielder’s final club was Kuwait SC, following spells at Middlesbrough and Stoke.
‘There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today,’ said Mikel on Instagram.
‘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.