- John Obi Mikel has showered encomiums on everyone who stood by him after quitting Trabzonspor
- The Nigerian star parted ways with the Turkish League side after telling the authorities to suspend the league due to coronavirus
- Mikel, however, wishes them all the best in their quest to emerge champions at the end of the season
Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has finally broken silence since he parted ways his Turkish club Trabzonspor on a mutual agreement earlier this week.
The midfielder's time with the 'Black Sea Storm' came to a sudden end barely one year after joining them.
Mikel's contract was deliberately terminated by his employers after speaking against their refusal to suspend the league due to the widespread of the deadly coronavirus.
The pandemic has crippled football activities across the globe - thereby leading to the postponement of Euro 2020, Copa America and several other sporting events.
However, after a series of back and forth with the club management, both parties agreed the best thing to do was to severe ties and allow everyone to go their separate ways.
"I would like to thank all the fans for their support. Mikel said on his official Instagram page.
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"I also want to say thanks to all my teammates, technical crew, medical team and kit men for all we’ve achieved this season so far, wish you guys best of luck in winning the league.
"It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make, but in the current situation, we all need to take care of our families, spend time with them and protect them. #lifefirst #stayhome #family."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Didier Drogba has thrown his weight behind John Mikel Obi after quitting the Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor due to Coronavirus crisis, cited on Instagram.
The former Nigerian international parted ways with the club after he refused to honour a home league match at the weekend of because of the spread of the deadly virus.
It is understood that the ex-Chelsea midfielder slammed the board for going ahead with the match and both parties agreed to terminate their dealings with each other.
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