Ogenyi Onazi reveals how helped Mikel, Nwakaeme get contracts with Trabzonspor

Ogenyi Onazi reveals how helped Mikel, Nwakaeme get contracts with Trabzonspor

- Ogenyi Onazi has opened up about how he had a hand in Anthony Nwakaeme and John Mikel Obis move to Trabzonspor

- Onazi left the Turkish club for Denizlispor in the last January transfer window

- The Super Eagles midfielder is yet to return to the national team after a long injury lay off

Ogenyi Onazi has revealed how he helped Anthony Nwakaeme and John Mikel Obi secure contracts with his former club Trabzonspor.

The Super midfielder who left the Turkish giants in January 2020, to Denizlispor open up that the Turkish giants asked for his opinion before handing his countrymen their respective contracts.

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“It was fantastic and before Tony came, the president told me that he was trying to sign this Nigerian player and he asked me if I know him,” he told www.brila.net.

“I told him Tony is a fantastic player and he should do whatever he can to bring in, so when he finally signed him and Tony scored two goals in his second game, the president came back to me and was so happy."

The former Lazio star added that Trabzonspor the president also inquired about Mikel from him after the former Super Eagles captain's contract ended with Championship side Middlesbrough.

Ogenyi Onazi reveals how helped Mikel, Nwakaeme get contracts with Trabzonspor

Ogenyi Onazi reveals how helped Mikel, Nwakaeme get contracts with Trabzonspor. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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“After the Afcon in Egypt, the president came back again and told me when he wants to bring Mikel and I should help them speak to him.”

“Then I discussed all night with Mikel to come over too and I was injured then, so hopefully when I recover we will play together, but unfortunately we did not spend much time together," Onazi added.

Nwakaeme has gone on to be an important member of Trabzonspor in their quest to lift their for Super Lig title in many years.

On the other hand, Mikel had his contract terminated after the Turkish club and authorities refused to suspend the league during the global pandemic.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Oghenekaro Etebo scored his first goal for his new club Getafe as they were forced to a 1-1 draw by Eibar.

The super Eagles midfielder made a January move from Championship side Stoke City after a frustrating spell under Michael O'Neil.

But the 24-year-old was the quickest to react to a cross from Angel Rodriguez as he put his side ahead on the half-hour mark.

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