The Media Officer of the Super Eagles, Toyin Ibitoye, has insisted that John Mikel Obi has not retired from international football.
He was not named in Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad to take on South Africa next month.
“Mikel has not retired from international football.
“He remains the captain of the national team.
“But the reality of it is that he is not getting any younger. And the positive (from this) is that other players now have a chance to step up in his absence,” Ibitoye told Greetings FM Abuja.