Top Asian Club Unveils Mikel Obi, Hands Him Special Jersey Number As He’s Set to Earn Over N1bn As Salary

Top Asian Club Unveils Mikel Obi, Hands Him Special Jersey Number As He’s Set to Earn Over N1bn As Salary

  • John Obi Mikel has been unveiled by Kuwait Sporting Club who have given the Nigerian star jersey number 12
  • The former Chelsea star is not a stranger in Asia having played in the Chinese Super League before returning to England
  • Mikel has also promised that he will try his best to make sure that his new club succeed in the coming League term

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John Obi Mikel who is a Nigerian football legend has finally being unveiled by Kuwait Sporting Club who have handed the former Chelsea star the number 12 jersey.

The 34-year-old decided to leave English club Stoke City where he played last season for a surprise move to Kuwait where he is expected to earn massive amount of over N1bn as salary in a year.

Mikel signed a one-year deal with his new club and will be wearing the jersey number he wore throughout his glorious career at Premier League side Chelsea.

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Nigerian footballer John Obi Mikel in action for Super Eagles. Photo: IAN KINGTON
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According to the report on Soccernet, John Obi Mikel expressed happiness for the chance to join Kuwait Sporting club and promised to do his best for the side.

In a remarkable gesture, Mikel has been appointed captain of Kuwait SC for the new season with Hussein Hakim ceding the captaincy to the experienced Nigerian midfielder.

Mikel is the most decorated Nigerian player in history having won the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, FA Cup and also the Nations Cup with the Super Eagles.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Chelsea legend John Obi Mikel posed with a few kids after his first training at his new club Kuwait SC earlier week.

The 35-year-old joined The Brigadiers on a one-year deal this summer after terminating his contract with English Championship outfit Stoke City.

Although no one knows whose kids they were but they seemed excited with the opportunity to be in the same picture with the Nigeria international.

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The youngest of the four boys even showed a peace sign with his two fingers while having a blown smile on his face.

The team will also be counting on the midfielder's wealth of experience as they pursue the title this coming season.

Also, Legit.ng reported how Super Eagles legend John Obi Mikel must be proud of the ladies his twin girls are growing to become after sharing their video clip on his Instagram story.

Both girls who will clock six in September were spotted holding hands while walk down the street rocking Chelsea jerseys with different face caps.

The midfielder and his partner Olga Dyachenko welcome the arrival of their bundles of joy in 2015 and have nurtured them with everything they have got in their care.

Source: Legit

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