Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, John Mikel Obi has returned to the pitch after a four-months injury lay off, in time for Nigeria’s crucial world cup qualifier next month.
Mikel Obi featured for 90 minutes in Tianjin TEDA 2-0 home loss in the Chinese Super League game against Hebei CFFC on Monday.
185 – No outfield player for Chelsea took longer to score their first Premier League goal than John Obi Mikel (185 games). Patient. pic.twitter.com/yh8NAVYX6q
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 6, 2017
The 30-year-old, who underwent a hip injury surgery in April, Nigerian move to the Chinese Super League to join Tianjin TEDA after 12 years with Premier League giants, Chelsea.
Hopefully, Mikel Obi will stays fit for the Super Eagles, as the Gernot Rohr led team face Cameroon in next months double legged all important 2018 World Cup qualifier.