Ex-Nigerian Captain Mikel Joins Kuwaiti Club

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Ex-Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel attends a press convention in Kaliningrad on June 15, 2018 throughout the Russia 2018 World Cup soccer match. OZAN KOSE / AFP.


Nigeria’s former captain Mikel Obi has joined Kuwaiti facet Al-Kuwait Sporting Club, only one month after penning a contract extension with Championship crew Stoke City.

The Brigadiers introduced the signing of the previous Chelsea star on Thursday night on social media. He might be on a one-year contract with Al-Kuwait.


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Mikel’s transfer to the oil-rich nation will present a much-needed increase for Al Kuwait who ended third within the home league final marketing campaign, ending behind Al-Qadsia and winners Al-Arabi.

He might be becoming a member of different African gamers together with El-Mehdi Barrahma of Morocco, Tunisian duo of Ahmed Akaichi and Rami Bedoui, and Abdulwahid Sissoko from Mali on the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium.

His new membership has gained the Kuwaiti Premier League (KPL) 15 instances.

The Brigadiers have gained the Kuwaiti Premier League (KPL) 15 instances with 47 trophies of their cupboard.

Stoke City additionally confirmed that they’ve terminated Mikel’s contract with the Potters and his eventual departure.

“We can confirm that John Obi Mikel has left the Club,” the English facet wrote on their official Instagram deal with. “All the best, Mikel Obi.”

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Manager Michael O’Neill praised the Nigerian for his professionalism and thanked him for his contributions to the membership throughout his spell with them.

“John is a fantastic professional and was a huge presence for us last season both on and off the field, particularly with the young players in our first-team squad,” the Northern Irish boss stated in his tribute to the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner.

“I really enjoyed working with him and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his contribution and wish him every success for the future.”

The 34-year-old midfielder performed 39 league matches for O’Neill’s males throughout the 2020-21 marketing campaign as they ended 14th on the log. After his first spell with Chelsea, Mikel returned to England in August 2020. This was after he discontinued his cope with Trabzonspor within the Turkish Super Lig after a fallout with the membership over COVID-19.

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