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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has been named as Nigeria’s national team captain with immediate effect.

Former captain Musa made the announcement on Thursday. Mikel thanked Musa in his first words after being appointed “Thanks to Musa and the team. It will be a new Super Eagles with a new approach.”

Mikel made his debut for Nigeria 11 years ago coming on in the second half of a friendly against Libya. He is now the most senior player in the squad.


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