John Obi Mikel joins Asian club

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Kuwaiti Premier League club Al Kuwait SC have announced the signing of John Obi Mikel on a one-year contract from English Championship side Stoke City.

The move comes a day after the midfielder parted ways with the English side by mutual consent.

Mikel continues to defy odds as he accepts another challenge in his already glittering career.

Despite being 34, his quality on the field speaks volumes. The former Nigeria national team captain was one of the stand-out players in the 2020/21 season for Stoke managing 39 league appearances as they finished in 14th spot on the log.

Before returning to England last season, the anchor played for Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Lig. He is familiar with Asian football having previously played for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda prior to joining Trabzonspor.

Many football fans around the world will remember the 2013 Afcon Winner during his time at Premier League side Chelsea where he spent 11 years and won the Uefa Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup and Premier League title.

He was also named the club’s Young Player of the Year twice (2007 and 2008), and he went on to make 249 appearances in the Premier League.

Since making his debut in 2005, Mikel went on to play 91 times for the Super Eagles scoring six goals in the process.

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By FARPost reporter