John Mikel Obi Fans Excited as Star Arrives Turkey

John Mikel Obi Fans Turkey

John Mikel Obi will begin a new life as the star has arrived in Istanbul to commence training with his new Turkish club, Trabzonspor.

The former Nigerian international signed a two-year deal with the Turkish Super Lig club towards the end of June, after spending one season with Championship outfit Middlesbrough.

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The former Super Eagles captain will play alongside two other Nigerian internationals, Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwakaeme.

The 32-year-old was given an extended break by Trabzonspor after helping the Super Eagles win bronze at the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.

Mikel was slowed down with an injury during the tournament and managed to play against Burundi and Madagascar.

The former Chelsea midfielder announced his retirement from international duty shortly after the third-place playoffs against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

The former Tianjin Teda had a glittering career with Chelsea winning two Premier League trophies, three FA Cup, one League Cup, as well as the Champions League and Europa League.

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Mikel was also part of the Stephen Keshi-led squad that won the 2013 AFCON tournament in South Africa.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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