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Mikel: Leaving Trabzonspor Was A Hard Decision

Mikel: Leaving  Trabzonspor Was A Hard Decision

John Mikel Obi has stated that cancelling his contract with Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor was one of the toughest decision he has ever make.

Mikel severed ties with Trabzonspor on Tuesday after falling out with the club following the statement he made on the Coronavirus pandemic.

The midfielder joined Trabzonspor in June 2019 on a two-year deal but only spent nine months at the club before the termination of his deal.

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The former Super Eagles captain penned a farewell message to Trabzonspor fans, his ex-teammates at the Turkish Club, the coaches, medical team and the kit manager for their love while he was with the team.

“I would like to thank all the fans for their support. I also want to say thanks to all my teammates, technical crew, medical team and the kit man Ayatabe for all we’ve achieved this season so far, wish you guys best of luck in winning the league. It was one of the hardest decision I’ve had to make, but in current situation we all need take care of our families, spend time with them and protect them. #lifefirst #stayhome #family.” he wrote on his Instagram page.

Mikel featured in 19 league games for Trabzonspor.

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  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    You’re a true man for using yourself as a sacrifice to other players who are scared to speak out.

  • Larry 1 year ago

    Mikel is a very discipline and smart guy.
    Only the smart ones can relate to the reward of his action..

  • Pompei 1 year ago

    Mikel is 100% on point in this decision. Life and family is more important. The Turkish FA are indeed being foolish and reckless. The rest of the world is on lockdown, but they are carrying on as if there is no problem. They better wake up from their slumber! Dead body no dey play football.