Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain has stated that he is extremely honoured to be the leader of the team. He made the statements in the aftermath of the team’s victory over the Chipolopolo of Zambia and consequent qualification for the FIFA World Cup billed for next summer in Russia.
While speaking to journalists after the game, Mikel expressed joy over the team’s qualification, attributing it to hard work and determination.
“It was not easy as Zambia came prepared to stop us but we rose to the demand of the night to achieve our goal,” Mikel said.
“I am extremely honoured to be the captain of this great team. The boys were truly amazing and working with them has been a truly amazing ride and now it’s time to celebrate.”
China based Mikel Obi worked his socks off in the midfield to halt the agile and rampaging Chipolopolo. He had to dig deep and call up years of experience particularly after the exit of Ogezi Onanyi in the first half.
Obi joins the illustrious list of ex-players like the late Stephen Keshi, Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha and Uche Okechukwu who succeed in captaining the Super Eagles to qualify for the biggest stage in world football.