John Mikel Obi reveals AFCON 2019 could be his last outing for Nigeria

John Mikel Obi reveals AFCON 2019 could be his last outing for Nigeria

- John Mikel Obi has revealed that he could retire from the national team after AFCON 2019

- The Super Eagles captain added he will like to go into full time business after retirement

- Mikel also said that he will consider returning to the football in the future as a coach

John Mikel Obi has admitted that AFCON 2019 tournament in Egypt could probably be his last outing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

The Super Eagles captain spoke in an interview regarding his future with the national team

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"I don't know ..., I'm not going put certainty, but i think maybe yes, maybe it's my last one," he forcibly admitted without much conviction.

"I'll like to go every year and see how I feel. Obviously the young players are coming up. I think before the next one comes up I think I'll be 34, I think this is my last.

"It's going be be my last one but I'm not 100 per cent sure. I don't want to be one of those that over-stayed their welcome.

"I'll leave when I feel then time is right. I think this is probably my last one. Let's hope we can make it count,"

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The ex-Middlesbrough center-man also spoke about life football if he would be going into coaching.

"Life after football I don't know to be honest, I'll like to do business because I'm a business guy, I'll like to do a lot of things.

"I love to be in the game, maybe one day who knows I'll love to come back into the game. But at this point after football, I'm not thinking about being in the game.

"My wife tried to encourage in getting a coaching badge but who knows one day."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that newly promoted Premier League side Norwich City are reportedly planning to sign John Obi Mikel this summer.

The Canaries have been heavily linked with the 32-year-old, who will become a free agent this summer, after his short spell with Middlesbrough expires in June. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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