Eguavoen hails Mikel Obi on retirement

Former Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen has expressed bittersweet following the official retirement of ex-Nigeria international, John Mikel Obi on Tuesday.

Eguavoen, in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, said it was an honour being one of Obi’s coaches during his 20-year footballing career.

Eguavoen, who currently serves as the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), coached Mikel during the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2003.

He was a member of the coaching crew at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), where Mikel Obi and the team won a bronze medal, and also during the 2008 AFCON.

Congratulations on your retirement, John Mikel Obi.

An honor coaching you at the FIFA U17 World Cup 2003, AFCON 2006 🥉 & AFCON 2008. 🇳🇬

Enjoy the good life. 🥂

— Austin Eguavoen (@coacheguavoen) September 27, 2022.

Abdullahi Sanni

Abdullahi Sanni is a senior news reporter at SHO PEN ONLINE. He is a passionate writer with core interest in Politics, sports and economy reports. Abdullahi who studied mass communication at Kwara state polytechnic in Ilorin, is the 1st of six in his family. He's a multimedia journalist who has traveled far and wide in the course of his journalism career.

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