Former Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi has spoken out following the widespread outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Mikel, who left Chelsea in 2017, currently plies his trade at Turkish club Trabzonspor.
Following the outbreak and widespread panic of the Coronavirus, Europe’s top five leagues have been suspended with the hope of containing the spread of the virus.
The Turkish league, on the other hand, decided against suspending league football in the country, opting to play league matches behind closed doors instead.
However, according to Goal, in a recent Instagram post, the ex-Chelsea midfielder has spoken out saying he is not ‘comfortable’ playing football in Turkey with the epidemic spreading across Europe.
Here’s what Mikle’s Instagram post said: “There is more to life than football,”
“I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation. Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones in this critical time. The season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.”
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It remains to be seen whether the Turkish league will suspend league football in the coming weeks.
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