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Lampard reacts as Mikel Obi retires from football

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Lampard who played alongside Mikel Obi during Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League 2012 final victory over Bayern Munich, wished him good luck in his future endeavours

By Mosope Michaels

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Frank Lampard, Everton manager and former teammate of former Nigerian international, John Obi Mikel at Chelsea, has sent best wishes to the midfielder, who retired from football on Tuesday. 

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Lampard recalled the moment he played next to Mikel Obi during Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League 2012 final victory over Bayern Munich.

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The Englishman went on to wish one of the most gifted African midfielders and former Super Eagles captain good luck in the rest of his endeavours.

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In a post via Instagram, Lampard wrote: “Congratulations on your amazing career mate. A pleasure playing next to you and sharing that beautiful 120 minutes in Munich with you.

“Good luck for all that’s coming.”

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Mikel Obi on Tuesday, September 27, confirmed his retirement from football in a post on his Instagram account.

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He wrote, “There is a saying that ‘all good things must come to an end’, and for my professional football career, that day is today./

“I look back at the past 20 years of my career, and I must say that I am very satisfied with all that I was able to achieve and more importantly the human it has helped shape.”

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The 35-year-old Nigerian retired after a successful career with the Nigeria national team and at the club level, winning various medals and trophies.  

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