Mikel Obi missing as Tianjin TEDA draw

Tianjin TEDA captain, Mikel Obi, was missing in action as they played out a 0-0 draw away to Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng, in a Chinese Super League match at the Guiyang Olympic Sports Center on Saturday. It was the first match the Nigeria international will not play in this season. Mikel Obi has scored once in…

Mikel Obi targets second straight CSL win with Tianjin TEDA

Tianjin TEDA midfielder, John Obi Mikel, is targeting another win in the Chinese Super League, when they travel to Guizhou Zhicheng on Saturday, at the Guiyang Olympic Sports Centre. TEDA claimed their first victory of the season last match, beating Chongquing Dangdai Lifan FC 2-0, after recording a loss and a draw in their first…

Mikel Obi scores in Tianjin Teda’s first win of the season

John Obi Mikel got on the scoresheet, as Tianjin Teda defeated Chongqing Lifan 2-0 on Sunday. It is the Chinese Super League’s club first win of the current season. Mikel Obi, who was a doubt for the game, shook off injury to lead his team against Chongqing. The former Chelsea midfielder found the back of…

I need to replace Mikel Obi in Chelsea squad – Conte

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, has admitted he will be looking to replace Branislav Ivanovic, John Obi Mikel and Oscar, who all left in January. The trio accumulated a combined total of 641 appearances for the Blues, with each winning a number of major honours at Stamford Bridge, before heading to China and Russia. Conte says…

Ndidi needs to replace Mikel Obi in Super Eagles – Makinwa

Former Nigeria international, Henry Makinwa, has said Leicester City’s new boy, Wilfred Ndidi, has to replace Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, in the national team. Makinwa was speaking in an interview with Goal, following the Eagles’ 1-1 draw with Senegal at The Hive Stadium on Wednesday. “John Obi Mikel should allow Wilfred Ndidi to…

Mikel Obi convinced Tianjin TEDA will start scoring soon

Tianjin TEDA captain, John Obi Mikel, has expressed his confidence that the club will find their goal-scoring form soon. TEDA have failed to score in their opening two fixtures in the Chinese Super League this season. They were beaten 2-0 by Shandong Luneng in the first game and held to a goalless draw away to…

Tianjin TEDA explains why he played Mikel Obi as defender

Tianjin TEDA coach, Jaime Pacheo, has explained why he decided to play John Obi Mikel as a central defender, in their goalless draw with Jiangsu Suning on Friday. Mikel Obi partnered Pan Xi Ming in defence, as TEDA recorded their first point of the current Chinese Super League season. “Mikel is not a central defender,…

Tianjin TEDA coach converts Mikel Obi to defender

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, was fielded in central defence on Friday, as his new club, Tianjin TEDA were held to a goalless draw by Jiangsu Suning at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center. TEDA coach, Jaime Pacheco, has been worried about the rate his team were conceding goals during their warm-up matches in pre-season….

Ideye set to make Tianjin TEDA debut, thanks Mikel Obi for help

Brown Ideye is set to make his debut for Tianjin TEDA on Friday, when they play Jiangsu Suning. Ideye joined the Chinese Super League club last month, but did not play as they lost their first game of the season against Shandong Luneng last weekend. The Super Eagles striker says he is ready to play…

How Mikel Obi convinced me to join Tianjin TEDA – Ideye

Brown Ideye has admitted that he decided to join Tianjin TEDA, after speaking with Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel about the Chinese Super League outfit. Ideye joined TEDA this week and is set to make his debut against Shandong Luneng on Saturday. The 28-year-old has already been handed the No. 39 shirt and will…