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Dare picks Mikel Obi’s dedication of UCL success to Late Rashidi Yekini as proudest moment

Eulogizes Youth ambassador following retirement from active football

Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports Dvelopment, Hon. Sunday Dare has picked Mikel Obi’s dedication of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League title win to Late Rashidi Yekini as his proudest moment of the Midfielders illutrous career.

Mikel Obi on Tuesday September 27 announced his retirement from active football and Hon. Sunday Dare in his message released on Wednesday September 28 eulogized the Midfielders exemplary career .

“I celebrate with you, Mikel John Obi on your retirement as a professional footballer. Thank you for donning the green and white jersey of our fatherland with pride. ” The Sports Ministers message began .

” For more than a decade, you made Nigerians proud and brought smiles to households. Firstly as a player and also as a captain, your ethic and dedication was exemplary.

” We will remember you as an integral part of the historic 2013 all-conquering AFCON team with smiles on our faces. That young boy we saw as an Eaglet grew into an unstoppable Eagle years later.”

“On the biggest of stages abroad, you represented Nigeria as a worthy ambassador with your art. On a tension-filled night in Munich, you dedicated your UEFA Champions League success to our legend, Late Rashidi Yekini.

” We could not be any prouder of you, John. You have left a formidable track for others to follow and I join millions of Nigerians around the globe to celebrate you.” Hon. Sunday Dare wrote .

The Sports Minister has always been a huge fan of the Midfielders career path and even facilitated his appointment as Nigeria’s Youth Ambassador in June 2021 .


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