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Kuwaiti club terminate former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi’s contract

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Former captain, John Mikel Obi, has had his $4 million two-year contract terminated by his club, Kuwait SC.

It will be recalled that the former Chelsea man joined during the summer transfer season from Stoke City.

This was after he cancelled the contract of extension earlier signed with the England’s championship side.

According to report, Mikel had refused to compensate the Nigerian youth, Michael Okafor, who linked him to the Kuwaiti Premiership Club.

The 34-year-old made 41 appearances in two seasons with Stoke and his deal had another 12 months left to run.


Mikel joined Stoke from Turkish side Trabzonspor, having previously spent 11 years with Chelsea.

Mikel made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.

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.

Mikel 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.

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