Mikel broke into the Super Eagles in 2006 after winning the silver ball for the second-best player at the 2005 FIFA U20 FIFA World Youth Championship in Holland as Nigeria finished runner-up to Argentina.
The striker was said to have posted on his WhatsApp status update before the game saying the Tunisian match was his "Final Game". We only have two playing in England regularly, but Alex Iwobi is not all the time starting player at Arsenal, and Ndidi, yes in Leicester but it's not a very big club.
"Egypt is a country where I've started and have finished my national career".
Mikel Obi has called time on his worldwide career 13 years after he first laced his boots for the Super Eagles in 2006.More news: China calls on US to 'correct' Iran sanctions
"Thank you to all my Nigerian supporters and to my Country for all the trust, support and love you've shown me over the past 15 years [sic]".
The former coach of the Gabonese national team said that he would take some rest after the AFCON tournament for a reappraisal to know if he could still continue handling the Eagles.
The former Chelsea midfielder was part of the Super Eagles team that won the nation their third AFCON trophy in South Africa in 2013 under late Stephen Keshi.
The German expressed his delight that Ighalo was able to silence his critics from the 2018 World Cup, with his performances during the AFCON qualifiers and the AFCON proper, where he scored seven and five goals respectively.More news: Dow climbs higher as hopes grow for a bigger rate cut
This is the second time that the midfielder is calling it quits after an enterprising career.
"We have really to be proud to have players like this in Nigeria", Rohr told ESPN.
"He's an example for all our young players, with his professionalism, his approach to the competition, his serious attitude all the time".
"He gave all the best for his country".More news: Netflix Debuts ‘The Witcher’ Trailer Starring Henry Cavill At Comic-Con
Mikel made 88 appearances for Nigeria, scoring six goals and played at five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, two World Cups and one Olympic Games.