Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi has talked about his football career.
According to the former Chelsea star, he is the most decorated Nigerian footballer.
He said this in a podcast with Victor Osimhen on Monday evening.
The statement has since raised uproar amongst Nigerian football lovers, some attesting to the fact that Mikel Obi is the most decorated while some stood behind 47-year old legend, Nwankwo Kanu affirming that Kanu is the most decorated player in Nigeria’s history.
Mikel Obi won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, 4X FA Cup, Olympic Bronze Medal, 2X English Premier League, AFCON 2013, 2X Carabao Cup, Community Shield, 2005 Under 20 WC silver ball (behind Lionel Messi).
On the other hand, Kanu Nwankwo who some presume is the most decorated in his active years playing across different football leagues won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, 3X FA Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, 2X English Premier League, 3X Dutch Eredivisie, 1X Nigerian Premier league, 1X U17 World Cup, 2X African Footballer of the Year.
However, the most distinctive award between both players is the African footballer of the year which Kanu Nwankwo won twice in his playing time but Obi didn’t get on to achieve the prestigious award.