Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi is now the new captain of the Super Eagles. He takes over from CSKA Moscow forward, Ahmed Musa, who is now the vice captain of the team.
Mikel is the longest-serving member of the current Nigerian squad and was largely tipped by many to succeed former captain, Vincent Enyeama after he quit the national team. However, Ahmed Musa was named as captain by former manager, Sunday Oliseh.
Accepting the decision by Coach Samson Siasia to hand over the armband to Mikel, Musa said “I’m no longer the Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi is the Super Eagles captain.”
Mikel’s first point of duty will be to lead the Super Eagles against Egypt in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier tomorrow in Kaduna.