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Mikel, Musa Listed In ‘African Team Of The Decade’

Mikel Musa African Team Of The Decade

Ex-Super Eagles skipper, Mikel Obi and his successor, Ahmed Musa, have been listed in the African Team of the Decade compiled by SuperSports.

The list, which was unveiled by SuperSports on their Twitter page on Friday, saw Mikel and Musa form the midfield trio, which also has former Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure.

The team has former Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary between the sticks.

Ivory Coast’s Serge Aurier, Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Morocco’s Medhi Benatia and Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah form the four-man defence.

In the attack line are Senegal striker, Sadio Mane, Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan and Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Mikel played for the Super Eagles from 2005 to 2019, winning the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2013.

He was also part of the 2006 and 2010 bronze-winning AFCON squads, before leading the team to third place in Egypt in 2019 after which he announced his retirement from international football.

Mikel was also at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups in Brazil and Russia respectively.

The midfielder won two English Premier League title, three FA Cups one League Cup, one Community Shield, one UEFA Champions League and one Europa League with Chelsea.

Musa also started playing for the Eagles in 2010 and was part of the AFCON squads in 2013 and 2019.

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He is Nigeria’s highest goalscorer at the World Cup, with four goals – two in 2014 and two in 2018.

Written by Efe Bridget

Efe Bridget Ehigbai is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.

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