- John Obi Mikel has explained that he tried his best before he left Trabzonspor in Turkey
- The club terminated his contract for his refusal to continue playing when Covid-19 was serious
- Trabzonspor went on to lose the League title which made the fans of the club livid
Nigerian football legend John Obi Mikel has explained that he tried his best to make sure that Trabzonspor win the 2019/20 League title in Turkey.
Mikel and the club's chiefs had issues back in March as a result of Coronavirus in which the Nigerian wanted the side to stop playing games.
But the club wanted the AFCON winner to continue playing for them which he refused and they were forced to terminate his contract.
Trabzonspor were topping the League table in Turkey before Mikel Obi left and the club's fans were hoping that they would win the title at the end of the season.
Sadly for them, the players dropped form after the resumption of the season and they eventually lost the title to Istanbul Basaksehir.
Fans of the club were so livid for their inability to win the League title with them saying that Mikel would have helped them.
Mikel has now responded by telling the fans that he tried his best to help the club before he left.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu recorded his name in the history books of football after winning the Turkish Super Lig title with Istanbul Baseksehir.
This is a great career achievement for the 23-year-old former Bayelsa United captain who only joined the Turkish side in January this year on loan.
With only one game remaining to end the season in Turkey, Istanbul Baseksehir have been named new champions thanks to their 1-0 win on Sunday, July 19, over Kayserispor.
Okechukwu is now the fifth Nigerian player to win the Turkish Super Lig title which is an incredible achievement for the former youth international.
Emmanuel Emenike, former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo, Henry Onyekuru and Uche Okechukwu are the other Nigerian players who also won the Super Lig title.
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