Chelsea, Ighalo, Kalou, UCL, others react o Mikel Obi’s retirement from football


Chelsea has reacted to former player John Mikel Obi’s decision to retire from football.

Mikel Obi, on Tuesday, confirmed he was hanging up his boots in a post via his Instagram account.

The 35-year-old retires after a successful career with Nigeria and at the club level.

Reacting, Chelsea, in a post via its Twitter handle, thanked Mikel Obi for the memories both sides shared at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea tweeted, “Enjoy your retirement, @Mikel_John_Obi! Thanks for the memories.”

Similarly, the Nigeria Football Federation wrote on Twitter: “Thank you for the memories and goodluck @mikel_john_obi.”

Reacting, UEFA Champions League (UCL) wrote on Twitter: “Happy retirement, John Obi Mikel!.”

Also, former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, wrote on Instagram: “Congrats skippo and good luck.”

On his part, former Chelsea forward, Salomon Kalou, wrote on Instagram: “OGaaaaaaaaaaaa. I dey miss u Baba Thank u for that wonderful journey. Ps I fancy well well that 1st foto obina.”

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