By Taiwo Ibrahim
Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has been appointed Honorary Adviser on Sports by Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, Sportivationng.com reports.
Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Gyan Bere confirmed the appointment on Thursday.
Mikel Obi was born in Jos and he started his football career at Plateau United before moving to Lyn Oslo of Norway in 2004.
The former Chelsea star will be expected to bring his wealth of experience to bear for the development of sports in Plateau State.
He enjoyed a stellar career at club and international levels winning various trophies.
The 36-year-old announced his retirement from football in September 2022.
He won numerous trophies with Chelsea, including the prestigious Uefa Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, League Cup and the FA Cup.
Mikel was also part of the Super Eagles squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations trophy under the tutelage of the late Stephen Keshi.
He made 91 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring six goals and also represented the country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.