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Mikel Obi announces the end of his career as a professional footballer.

The popular Nigerian football star John Mikel Obi has announced the end to his football career.

Mikel John Obi is a Nigerian professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder. Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004.

In 2006, he made a controversial transfer to English club Chelsea after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him.

However , the football star took to his instagram handle to announce the end to his professional  football career.Obi in his text  stated that he is quite satisfied with what he as achieved in the past 20 years of his life .

He undoubtedly acknowledged  the  unwavering support of my family, managers, clubs, coaches, teammates and most importantly my ever-loyal fans.

In this words: “There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today.

 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. You supported me through my highs and lows, even on days that I did not live up to your expectations. I say a big thank you.

I will also like to encourage everyone who I may have inspired one way or the other in the course of my career to never give up on their dreams, for every time you think about quitting, remind yourself why you started.

This is not goodbye, it’s the start of another journey, another chapter of my life. I look forward to what the future holds and I hope you will walk with me. Thank you.