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Mikel Lands In Prague, Set For Trabzonspor Debut In Europa Clash Vs Sparta

Mikel Lands In Prague, Set For Trabzonspor Debut In Europa Clash Vs Sparta

Former Nigeria captain, Mikel Obi is set to make his debut for Trabzonspor in the third qualifying round of the Europa League Thursday evening against Sparta Prague at the Letná Stadium (Generali Arena), Completesports.com reports.

Mikel who teamed up with his teammate last week made the trip to Prague from Trabzon aboard a Turkish Airlines charter flight Tuesday evening.

The former Chelsea midfielder who will be donning the Number-12 jersey at his new club was joined on the trip by Super Eagle striker, Anthony Nwakaeme while the third Nigerian at the club, Ogenyi Onazi is still recuperating following an injury he copped last season while playing for the club.




Mikel is eager to get his Trabzonspor career off the ground following a post on his instagram page early this week, and tomorrow evening’s game has given him the opportunity to do so.

Mikel started all 18 games he played for English Championship side, Middlesbrough last season after his free transfer from Chinese Super League side, Tianjin TEDA in January.

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  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    So can we say now that the ‘quarell’ betweem Mikel and Onazi is real…??? Since mikel’s much celebrated move to trabzonspor, I’ve watch with keen interest how somehow onazi as always been missing the the context, whenever news or pictures of mikel in trabzon pops up.
    Having been buddies, growing up in Jos, and spent years together in the national team, being the immediate past captains of the team, one would assume Onazi would be the one to welcome mikel to turkey at the airport.
    But in an era where news flies on the go…the conspicuous continuous absence of Eddy from the picture thus begs the question……’Could this animosity be indeed real…???’

    • The last line in the article though:

      “Ogenyi Onazi is still recuperating following an injury he copped last season while playing for the club.”

      • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

        @ BIg D…..I am very much aware of that.
        But I am also very much aware of the fact that even when players are injured, they still owe it a duty to report at the club time and again, for checks and rehabs. The last time we heard about Onazi…he was already up on his feet but not so much as to be able to lace boots even for a practice game. So I want to believe he does more of the indoor stuff in his march towards returning to full fitness, but the question that bugs my mind is….does it mean the paths of the 2 ex-captains haven’t crossed up till this point…not to even a twitter post of post guys arm over shoulders within the club’s premises…???

        • Chinenye 3 years ago

          Point of correctionsur,Onazi was ex assistant captain not captain

          • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

            Thanks a lot…!
            As an asst captain, you are as good as being a captain.
            Onazi has captained the SE on a few occasions too.

          • Peterside Udah 3 years ago

            Tell am. Yeye clandestine.

    • Glory 3 years ago

      Humans will always disagree on issues,it’s allowed, as we all are from different backgrounds. But when hate develop as a result of differences then devil takes advantage.