Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has appointed former Super Eagles captain and renowned football icon, Mikel Obi, as his Honorary Adviser on Sports.
The Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, made this known on Thursday, 27th July 2023.
The 36-year-old Obi, was born in Jos, the Plateau State capital
He started his career at a local club, Plateau United when his talents caught the attention of Norwegian side Lyn Oslo, where he began his professional football career at 17 in 2004.
Obi later joined the prestigious Chelsea Football Club, where he etched his name into football history.
He achieved multiple accolades during his time at the English club, including triumphs in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.
His prowess on the pitch and leadership qualities earned him the captain’s armband for both club and his national team.
Obi was an integral part of the Super Eagles’ success in his 14 years of playing, most notably securing victory in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The former midfielder represented Nigeria 91 times and scored six goals.
Obi retired in active football in 2022.
Story: Ezekiel Kefas