CAIRO – Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has hinted that his sojourn with the Super Eagles might be coming to an end, saying the Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 may be the last time he is seen at the biennial championship.
Interestingly, Mikel, formerly with Chelsea but now with Middlesbrough in the English second tier played his first-ever Cup of Nations in Egypt, back in 2006
Thirteen years later, the 32-year-old says it will be a pleasant honour for him to make his final goodbyes in the same city his national team journey started from.
“It will not be a bad place for me to finish, yeah?” Mikel said at the team’s pre-match press conference ahead of their opening game against Burundi in Alexandria on Friday afternoon.
“I remember in 2006, I was young and it was my first year in the national team. It was my first tournament and it was a great one as well because we finished third. This place (Egypt) has always been good to me,” he added.