Kuwait Sporting Club terminates former Super Eagles captain and Chelsea football club midfield maestro, John Mikel Obi, four months after he signed a contract with the club.
The former Chelsea midfielder, 34, joined Kuwait SC from Stoke City in the summer transfer window, but the middle-east club have now announced that his contract has been terminated.
The Brigadiers took to their social media account to announce the immediate termination of Mikel’s contract.
A tweet issued by Kuwait SC simply read:
“Termination of the contract of the Nigerian John Obi Mikel.”
The reasons for the termination are yet unknown.
Mikel had initially signed a one-year extension with Stoke before terminating his contract to join Kuwait SC.
Before joining Stoke, his contract with Trabzonspor was also terminated after he refused to play due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mikel, who spent 11 years with Chelsea made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea. He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups, and the League Cup during his time with the London club.
The midfielder won 89 caps for Nigeria, played in two World Cups, and helped the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, before announcing his retirement from international football two years ago.
Mikel began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004. In 2006, he made a controversial transfer to English club Chelsea after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him. He stayed with Chelsea for 11 years, before moving to China with Tianjin TEDA in 2017.
After two years in China, he returned to England on a short-term deal with Middlesbrough, before joining Trabzonspor on a free transfer in July 2019.
Mikel moved back to England in August 2020 joining Stoke City. In a 14-year international career between 2005 and 2019, he played 91 times for Nigeria, scoring six goals.
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