Mikel Obi Dumps Stoke City For Kuwait Sporting Club

Former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has signed a one-year deal with Kuwait Sporting Club after leaving Stoke City.

The deal was confirmed through the Twitter handle of Kuwait Sporting Club on Thursday.

“Welcome @mikel_john_obi,” the club posted on Thursday.

The former Nigeria international had triggered a one-year extension to his contract last month with the Potters, but opted out for a big-money deal with Kuwait Sporting Club.

Mikel made 41 appearances and provided one assist for Stoke City as they finished 14th in the English Championship last season with 60 points from 46 games.

Kuwait Sporting Club is his seventh career club since he moved to Europe in 2004, having featured for Lyn Oslo, Chelsea, Tianjin Teda, Trabzonspor, Middlesbrough and Stoke City.

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The 34-year-old made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.

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