Mikel Obi has revealed that winning the AFCON trophy brought back sweet memories when he won an historic Champions League with Chelsea in May.
Chelsea were given very little chance against home team Bayern Munich but fought back from a goal down to win a first-ever Champions League trophy
Mikel, who shone at his fourth Nations Cup in South Africa as Nigeria went all the way to a third triumph, said he was on top of the world as he has longed for the trophy.
"It was a great moment for me when the referee blew the final whistle. The feeling was like when we won Champions league last season. I was excited and relieved," Mikel told MTNFootball.com
"It was an amazing feeling. I have been longing for it and I am glad I finally got it now. I am sure there are more trophies to come for this team."
Mikel was named in the tournament XI along with four other Eagles stars - Vincent Enyeama, Efe Ambrose, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike.
He was also the man of the match for the final on Sunday.