Daniel Akokachi has named John Mikel Obi as the greatest Nigerian player.
Amokachi, who won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria considers Mikel to be the country’s standout player based on his achievements.
”Mikel is the greatest player,’’ Amokachi said on Brila FM’s Show “The Bull’s Pit”.
‘‘He has won everything that a player can hope to; the Champions League, Europa, AFCON in 2013 and he also captained the national team.
‘‘As a footballer, your laurels count and that will surely count for Mikel because nobody has won that much in Nigerian football.’’
Mikel, who spent 11 years at Chelsea won two Premier League, three FA Cup and one League Cup titles with the Blues.
The 32-year-old also won the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League during his time at the Stamford Bridge.
On the international scene, Mikel won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title with the Super Eagles and was part of Nigeria’s U-23 side that won bronze medal in the football event of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He quit international football in 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt where the Super Eagles came third.