Nigeria : Ahmed Musa declares John Mikel as the new Super Eagles’s captain
Super Eagles Pre-Match Press briefing. Ahmed Musa just announced John Obi Mikel is the new captain
Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, has been announced as the new captain of the Super Eagles.
The news was broken by Ahmed Musa, who was the skipper until today. The CSKA Moscow winger replaced Vincent Enyeama, after the goalkeeper announced his retirement from international football.
Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as forward for Russian club CSKA Moscow and the Nigeria national team. He is known for his pace, dribbling, composure, versatility and defensive effort.
Ahmed Musa : I want to announce now that from today, John Obi Mikel is our new captain
“Mikel is the oldest serving player in the team and it is the right thing for him to have the armband,” Musa told ESPN FC. “This is just to correct what was done in the past.
“The most important thing for us right now is to concentrate on the two games in front of us and make sure that we beat Egypt and qualify for the [African] Nations Cup.”
Musa was flanked by interim manager, Samson Siasia and Mikel Obi during his announcement.