SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 26: John Obi Mikel of Nigeria looks on in the tunnel during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Nigeria and Argentina at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 26, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)


Super Eagles captain, Mikel John Obi has finally broken his silence, saying he can’t wait to return to national team action with the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles and an international friendly against Egypt in sight, reports.

The midfield general, who recently became a free agent after ending his contract with Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Teda, last featured for the three- time African champions at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The former Chelsea star posted a picture of himself in the colours of the Super Eagles on Thursday morning on his official Instagram page with the caption: “Can’t Wait.”

His return will come as a delight to Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr who has told the media that the Eagles captain’s quality is needed in his young team and he will be welcomed anytime he indicates interest.

The Super Eagles is expected to regroup in March for the last AFCON 2019 qualifier and an international friendly against Egypt, both games are billed to be staged at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.