Nigerian stars who shared the dressing room with Didier Drogba have praised the Chelsea legend on his retirement.
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has celebrated his former teammate Didier Drogba on his retirement from professional football.
Both Mikel and Drogba were teammates at Stamford Bridge from 2006 till 2012 and reunited for the 2014/15 season.
There were rivals on the pitch for their countries Nigeria and Ivory Coast at several Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournaments.
Drogba who is a global icon and a Chelsea legend for his performance to give The Blues the Champions League trophy in 2012 against Bayern Munich.
The 40-year-old won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups, and two FA Community Shields to go with the Champions League title.
Mikel on Drogba
Mikel celebrated him through a statement on his official Instagram account stating that he learned a lot from his colleague.
He said, ''Alla ggripa@didierdrogba So many memories, so many victories, so many lessons learnt with and from you. Good luck mate.”
Omeruo on Drogba
Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo also praised Drogba on his career as he announced his retirement.
Omeruo who joined Chelsea in 2012 and played against Drogba at the 2013 AFCON wished the Ivory Coast legend well in retirement.
He said, “It was an honor to know you and play against you.. you won it all. A true legend @didierdrogba wish you even more success on your next chapter of life.. much love boss .”
Drogba before his retirement scored 65 goals in 104 games for his country winning the 2015 AFCON and contributed 164 goals across all competitions for Chelsea in 381 games.