At the Pre-Match Press briefing, Ahmed Musa announced that John Obi Mikel Is the new Super Eagles Captain.
“I want to announce now that from today, John Obi Mikel is our new captain,” Ahmed Musa said during the press briefing, and the media applauded thereafter.
The announcement was made at a media conference ahead of two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt. Mike Obi is also the Chelsea midfielder, who is taking over the captaincy from CSKA Moscow’s Ahmed Musa.
It would be recalled that former Super Eagles Coach Sunday Oliseh announced Ahmed Musa as the team captain following the resignation of Vincent Enyeama.
Also, the recent resignation of Sunday Oliseh ushered in a new coach Samson Siasia who wishes the role captainship role to be taken by the longest-serving player. Mikel Obi started playing for Nigeria 10 years ago.