Chelsea Football Club have sent a congratulatory message to midfielder Mikel Obi who was appointed new Super Eagles captain.
Mikel was announced as the Eagles new captain in a press conference held in Kaduna on Thursday ahead ofFriday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt.
He replaces CSKA Moscow winger Ahmed Musa, who was handed the armband by former Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh.
"Congratulations to John Mikel Obi, the new captain of the Nigeria national side," Chelsea wrote on their official twitter handle.
Mikel will now lead the Eagles out against Egypt in Friday's qualifier.