Mikel Obi’s Chinese Club Loses On His First Appearance

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Nigerian Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel made his debut for Tianjin TEDA yesterday, Wednesday in their 2-1 friendly defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach’s U23 at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.

Zhou Tong got TEDA’s lone strike as he was Mikel was replaced in the second half alongside debutant, Wang Dong, Zhou Liao and Goodley.

The Nigeria international left Chelsea on a free transfer, having been allowed to depart the Stamford Bridge after failing to make an impression in the first team under Antonio Conte.

TEDA continues their winter training in Tianjin as they step up preparation for the new season having placed 11th in the Chinese Super League with 36 points from 30 games.

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