Mikel Obi’s Chinese Club Loses On His First Appearance

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Nigerian Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel made his debut for Tianjin TEDA on Wednesday, in their 2-1 friendly defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach U23 at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.

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Zhou Tong got TEDA’s lone strike as Mikel was replaced in the second half alongside debutant, Wang Dong and Zhou Liao and Goodley.

The Nigeria international left Chelsea on a free transfer, having been allowed to depart the Stamford Bridge after failing to make an impression on the first team under Antonio Conte.

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TEDA continue their winter training in Tianjin as they step up preparation for the new season having placed 11th in the Chinese Super League with 36 points from 30 games.

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