Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi was in action for Trabzonspor who beat title rivals Sivasspor 2-1 in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.
The game was Mikel’s 16th top-flight appearance for Trabzonspor this season and gave a good account of himself for the title chasing team.
Mikel’s Nigerian counterpart Anthony Nwakaeme who started the game was replaced in the 35th minute with a suspected injury.
Trabzonspor got off to a good start after Alexander Sorloth opened scoring in the fourth minute.
An own goal by Caner Osmanpasa with two minutes remaining in the first half put Trabzonspor 2-0 ahead.
In the 93rd minute Mustapha Yatabare pulled a goal back for Sivasspor which only server as a consolation.
With the win, Trabzonspor move up the league table on 44 points and are a point ahead of second placed Istanbul Basaksehir, with a game in hand.
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