PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: John Obi Mikel - Nigeria skipper prepping for 2018 CSL

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: John Obi Mikel - Nigeria skipper prepping for 2018 CSL
John Obi MIKEL of Nigeria during the Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifier match between Nigeria vs Algeria on November, 12th 2016 at Godswill Akpabio Stadium ©Kabiru Abubakar//Backpagepix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Feb 05, 2018. 10:00

Nigeria star John Obi Mikel has begun preseason preparations for the 2018 Chinese Super League campaign.

The Super Eagles captain is set to star for Tianjin TEDA in his second CSL season, having helped the club remain in the top flight through a tricky 2017.

Mikel had been linked with a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the January transfer window, but nothing materialised from the rumours.

Instead, Mikel took to Instagram to post the following photo, with the caption: “Pre season with Tianjin TEDA. Hard work for the new season and an exciting year ahead.”



Mikel will hope to feature strongly for Tianjin in the first half of the 2018 season before jetting off to Russia for Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup campaign.



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