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Mikel Obi Meets Tinubu, Backs John Obi Foundation

FUNSHO AKINWALE

Super Eagle International star, John Mikel Obi days back met the National leader of All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Mikel during the visit at his Ikoyi residence presented his new project tagged Africa’s Next Football Superstar Project.

Obi also handed a replica of Super Eagles No 10 jersey and a package containing details of the project to Tinubu for his endorsement.

Mikel after his presentation stressed the need to help the talented youths abound in Nigeria and Africa and showcase them to the world.

“I am here to share the idea with Asiwaju and get his blessings,” Mikel added.

Tinubu in his remarks appreciated Mikel for his noble cause in assisting talented Nigerian youths to become stars like himself.

“You have toed a good path in giving back to the society. I am solidly behind you”, Tinubu said.

The latest project seems to have kept Mikel busy after his outing at the World Cup Championship in Russia.

The Super Eagles Captain has missed six games in two international windows including 2019 qualifiers against Seychelles, Lybia and South Africa.

His continuous absence from the national duties prompted whispers saying that he has retired from the national team duties.

His last engagement with Tinubu on his project has now laid to rest the retirement rumor.