Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has been appointed as the captain of the Super Eagles, Nigeria’s National Football team. The announcement was made by Ahmed Musa, who was the captain of the national team.
The CSKA Moscow winger, Ahmed Musa made the announcement and gave Mikel Obi the captain’s band in Kaduna at the pre – match press conference for the 2017 African Cup qualifiers against Pharaoh’s of Egypt saying ,“I want to announce now that from today, John Obi Mikel is our new captain.”
Speaking with journalists present at the press conference, Mikel obi said, “I want to thank Ahmed Musa for being a wonderful professional. It takes a man to come out and do what he has done today. I commend him a lot. It will be a new Super Eagles with a new approach”.
Encomium.ng gathered reactions from Nigerians who have taken to popular social media, twitter to air their views:
@phantomBABA – Ahmed Musa is a smart boy, he’s giving Mikel OBI the center stage to end his national team career with another lackluster performance.
@sportingshina – Even Ahmed Musa knew Sunday Oliseh was very wrong . Welcome on board , captain John Mikel Obi. I salute Musa for his humility.
@sundayAkinjide – From Vincent Enyeama to Ahmed Musa to John Mikel Obi within 9 months. I think this is more interesting than 3 idiots.
@Am_kachi – Ahmed Musa willingly relinquishing his captain’s armband for John Mikel Obi, citing seniority as reason. Good move?
@paulchigozie – Ahmed Musa honouring Mikel Obi with the captain band just confirms how daft Sunday Oliseh was in picking leaders in the Super eagles.
Tinuola joseph for @encomium.ng