- Mikel Obi has been urged to move to the Nigerian Professional League
- This was made by former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani
- The Human Right Activist wants the former Super Eagles captain to join Musa in NPFL
Former Nigerian Senator Shehu Sani has urged ex-Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel to move to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) before hanging his boots from football.
Shehu Sani expressed happiness to see Ahmed Musa making a return to the Nigerian League after years in Europe as he will be playing for former NPFL champions Kano Pillars.
Former Leicester City star Ahmed Musa had to return to Kano Pillars following his inability to secure a deal with an European club during the transfer window.
While speaking on his official social media page, Shehu Sani explained that Mikel Obi should also think about playing in the Nigerian topflight.
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''It’s a great idea for Mikel Obi to come back home and join our National Premier Football league like Ahmed Musa.''
There is no doubt about the fact that Mikel Obi is the most decorated Nigerian player in history thanks to all the titles he won while playing in the Premier League with Chelsea.
From 2006-2017, Mikel Obi played 249 games for Chelsea netting one goal winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League with the Blues.
Before joining Chelsea, Manchester United were also interested in Mikel Obi and he was even unveiled before he moved to Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, John Obi Mikel currently plays for Stoke City in the Championship and the Nigerian has been superb since he joined them.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Didier Drogba was instrumental to Chelsea's first Champions League win during the 2011-12 season when they defeated Bayern Munich in the final at the Allianz Arena.
The Ivorian legend flashed back at the memories that changed his life as a player and did not forget his former teammate John Mikel Obi's contribution in the midfield.
The handlers of Champions League's Twitter page posted a video on Twitter of Mikel's outstanding performance in the 2012 UCL final.
Drogba was quick to retweet the tweet as he commended that the former Nigerian international for playing an integral part in the Blues' success in the final against the Bundesliga giants on their home turf.