Ministry of Sports To Appoint Mikel Obi As Youth Ambassador


Following his illustrious career and achievements, Ministry of Youth and sports under Hon Sunday Dare is set to appoint former Nigeria’s Super Eagles midfielder and captain John Mikel Obi as the country youth ambassador.

Going by his record, Mikel is one of the most successful Nigeria football player, winning numerous trophies with English premier league side Chelsea FC.

The former Chelsea star was also one of the few Nigeria players to have appeared at all level of football for the country.


He played in the U17 in 2003, U20 2005, Olympic in 2016 and was also part of Super Eagles team that emerged winner of African Cup Of Nations in 2013.

The confirmed on friday that the ministry has opened discussions with the midfield power house and details is already been work on.

“Mikel came with his team and details will be work out them with them, the ministry will drop an MOU and work on the details.

We have started talking to him to be a youth ambassador, beyond football he can mentor them and also lessons he has learnt as young person and as young as he is, is a legend.

It’s phenomenon to have somebody like him, he should be able to gather young men around and talk to them .

We want to partner with him and have documentary that can be held on mobile phones and television and rest of them so people can learn from there,” the minister said.