Amokachi Names The Greatest Ever Nigerian Player
Former Nigeria striker and coach Daniel Amokachi has named former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel as the greatest Nigerian player ever.
Mikel enjoyed a successful international career with the Super Eagles before his retirement last July.
He played at two Fifa World Cup tournaments in 2014 and 2018, won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and later guided the national team to a third-place finish at Afcon 2019 in Egypt.
The former Chelsea and Middlesbrough midfielder added more laurels to his trophy cabinet at club level, winning the Uefa Champions League and Europa League winners’ medals amongst other domestic titles during his stint at Stamford Bridge.
Amokachi believes the feats Mikel has achieved in his 16-year football career distinguishes him from every other Nigerian player.
“Mikel is the greatest player,” Amokachi told Brila FM.
“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.”