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Europa League: Mikel Starts, Nwaekeme In Action As Trabzonspor Hold Sparta Prague

Europa League: Mikel Starts,  Nwaekeme In Action As Trabzonspor Hold Sparta Prague

Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi made his competitive debut for
Turkish club, Trabzonspor who forced their hosts Sparta Prague to a 2-2 draw in the Europa League third qualifying round, first leg tie on Thursday night at the General Arena, reports Completesports.com.

Mikel who was booked in the 32nd minute for a rash tackle on an opponent was replaced by Alexander Sorloth after the break.

The other Nigerian at the club, Anthony Nwaekeme was in action for 90 minutes in the game.

Costa Nhamoisenu put Sparta Prague ahead in the 16th minute, while Guelor Kanga netted the second in the 68th minute.


Ghanaian international, Caleb Ekuban reduced the deficit for Trabzonspor in the 89th minute.

Sorloth netted the equaliser for the visitors a minute from time.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ololo 3 years ago

    Mikel missing up again.. So the guy that replaced him after half time got the needed equalizing goal..

  • Dipsy 3 years ago

    So Onazi and Mikel can be in same club? that is interesting, I remember the rumored feud among the duo during the last world cup. This life, It is just good to be nice

  • Nice one.
    Didn’t watch the match to ascertain his level of sharpness, but I trust he’s getting on well in his new club