- John Mikel Obi featured in Trabzonspor's 2-1 win over Sparta Prague in the Europa League
- The former Super Eagles captain came in 11 minutes from time in the tough fixture
- Trabzonspor qualified into the next round with a 4-3 aggregate and will face Rangers
John Mikel Obi made a second half appearance as Trabzonspor defeated Sparta Prague 2-1 in a Europa League clash.
The Turkish Super Lig side have now gone through into the last phase of the playoff round for a spot in the group stage.
The first leg in Prague ended in a 2-2 draw and the Turkish side knew that only a win would secure their passage into the next phase.
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Trabzonspor had taken the lead in the 11th minute through Alexander Soerloth but 12 minutes from time, Adam Hlozek equalized for the Czech Republic side.
The former Super Eagles captain was immediately introduced for the goalscorer with 11 minutes left to play, and was immediately booked two minutes later.
But just before the final whistle, Filip Novak scored the winner for the home side as Trabzonspor booked their passage into the next round with a 4-3 aggregate win.
Another Nigerian international, Anthony Nwaekeme played all 90 minutes but failed to find the back of the net.
Trabzonspor will face Rangers, who also have new Super Eagles invitee Joe Aribo, in the final playoff round.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Alex Iwobi says he left Arsenal for Everton because he is looking to shake off the youngster tag and make a name for himself at Goodison Park.
The Super Eagles midfielder signed a five-year deal with the Toffees after both clubs agreed an initial £28million deal, which could rise to £34m with add-ons.
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