- John Obi Mikel has sent a congratulatory message to his former club after winning their first title since 2010
- Trabzonspor defeated Alanyaspor to lift Turkish Cup this season
- Mikel parted ways with the Black Sea Storm after refusing to play for them due to the coronavirus pandemic in March
Nigerian football star John Obi Mikel has congratulated Trabzonspor following their Turkish Cup triumph.
The Black Sea Storm emerged victorious after beating fellow Super Lig side Alanyaspor 2-0 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.
A goal each from Abdulkadir Omur and Alexander Soerloth in either half of the encounter seal the victory for Eddie Newton's men.
It would be recalled that they narrowly missed out of the league title to Istanbul Basaksehir after finishing second on the log with 65 points - four-points shy of the eventual winners.
Mikel terminated his contract with the club abruptly earlier this year over the league body's failure to suspend football when the coronavirus was declared a pandemic.
The Chelsea legend and his employers had a bust-up before the Nigerian star walked away from his two-year deal barely one year after joining them.
They wanted him to continue playing for them, but the former Champions League winner chose to end his stay at the club citing the safety of his family as his major reason.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles striker Anthony Nwakaeme was on the bench all through the game as Trabzonspor finally won their first title since 2010.
Mikel posted on his official Instagram handle: “Congratulations, Trabzonspor on winning the Cup final. Well done, boys and the city deserve it”
The last time Trabzonspor won silverware was in 2010 when they won both the Turkish Cup and the Turkish Super Cup. Mikel is still unattached despite being linked with a few clubs.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Trabzonspor's fans have angrily attacked the club's management claiming that the sacking of former Super Eagles captain Mikel made them lose the 2019/20 League title.
Before football and other sporting activities were suspended in Turkey and many parts of the world, Trabzonspor topped the League table.
However, Mikel called for the League to be stopped because of the spread of the coronavirus in Turkey and his contract was terminated by Trabzonspor.
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