Mikel Terminates Contract With Trapzonspor

Oluwole Ola

Ex-Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi has announced he has parted ways with his Turkish Super Lig club Trapzonspor. This is due to the Turkish FA refusing  to shut down the Turkish Super Lig amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

In a statement released by Mikel on Instagram three days ago, he said

There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation. Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones in this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.

Earlier on Wednesday (a day after his contract was terminated), he posted this on his instagram page

The club announced the former Chelsea midfielder gave up his remaining wages.

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“The professional football player agreement between our company and John Obi Mikel on 30.06.2019 start date 31.05.2021 has been mutually terminated. With a mutual termination agreement, the football player gave up all his forward-looking receivables,” the club announced.

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Mikel only joined Black Sea Storm as a free agent on a two-year deal last summer, at the end of his brief stint in the Championship with Middlesbrough. The 32-year-old played a crucial role in helping Trabzonspor soar to the summit of the Super Lig this season with 19 league appearances.

Last Saturday, Mikel criticised Turkish football authorities for not suspending the Super Lig season despite the spread of the coronavirus across Europe and was an unused substitute as his team drew 1-1 with Istanbul with reports that Mikel Obi did not feature, because he refused to enter the pitch.

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