Mikel Obi Takes Over As New Captain Of Super Eagles
Former Super Eagle’s captain, Amed Musa, has handed over the captainship of the Nigerian Super Eagles team to Mikel Obi being the most senior player of the team.
Musa made this known verbally during a media chat with the Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia, and Captain, ahead of the Nigerian Super Eagles encounter with Pharaohs of Egypt for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers slated for Friday, March 25th, at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.
The Eagles head coach, Samson Siasia, reaffirmed Obi’s captainship of the team and said, “From tomorrow’s (Friday) match, Mikel Obi will begin as Super Eagles captain. I am so proud of Amed because he had done the right thing – Captainship is by hierarchy.” He also said Ahmed Musa is now the Vice Captain of the team.
According to Siasia, the team is well formed and ready for the Friday’s encounter, irrespective of the hot weather. “Tomorrow, you will see a different game entirely. On the weather, the Eagles are acclimatized to it already,” he said.
The new Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi, while making remarks, commended Amed Musa for stepping down as the super eagles captain, saying it takes real men to do what Musa has done.
He further expressed optimism on the team and said he will lead the team to success and will not disappoint Nigerian. “We will work as a team and we also look forward to winning the match.”