Chelsea Football Club, has congratulated the new skipper of the Super Eagles, John Mikel Obi.
Mikel was named as the captain at a media conference ahead of two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.
Chelsea wrote on its official website;
“John Mikel Obi has been named as the new captain of the Nigeria national side.
“The news was announced at a media conference ahead of two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt, with the Chelsea midfielder taking over the captaincy from CSKA Moscow’s Ahmed Musa as new coach Samson Siasia wishes the role to be taken by the longest-serving player.
“Twenty-eight-year-old Mikel has 72 caps for Nigeria and will also receive a special award after Friday’s game to honour him being the current national squad member with the most appearances.
“He was a key member of the side that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
“John Mikel Obi is the cover star of the latest Chelsea magazine which can be download here.”