Chelsea star John Obi Mikel,28, has been appointed as the new captain of the Super Eagles with immediate effect.
The former skipper, CSKA Moscow frontman Ahmed Musa, made the announcement at a press briefing on Thursday afternoon- today.
Musa was appointed captain of the Nigeria squad by ex-coach Sunday Oliseh in October 2015 after the former Juventus midfielder fell out will Lille netminder Vincent Enyeama.
In his first words after the announcement, Mikel said : “Thanks to Musa and the team. It will be a new Super Eagles with a new approach.”
Obi Mikel is the most senior player in the current Super Eagles squad, having made his debut 11 years ago when he was introduced in the second half of the friendly against Libya.