Turkish side Trabzonspor terminates John Obi Mikel contract

  • Turkish side Trabzonspor terminates John Obi Mikel contract

Turkish side Trabzonspor terminates John Obi Mikel contract

No reason was given for the mutual termination of the contract, but Trabzonspor confirmed the former Super Eagles captain gave up his remaining wages.

John Obi Mikel has left Turkish side Trabzonspor days after the former Chelsea midfielder said he did not feel comfortable with top-flight games in the country being played despite the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic.

He also won two league titles, three FA Cups and the Europa League in 2013.

On Tuesday, UEFA announced it is postponing the Euros 2020 until next year's summer as a result of the epidemic.

The Super Lig is one of the few leagues in Europe that is still in progress.

On Saturday, former Nigeria worldwide John Obi Mikel took to social media to speak out against the fact that league football was continuing in Turkey, albeit behind closed doors, despite ongoing fears around the coronavirus outbreak.

The midfielder's contract would have run until 2021 had he stayed on at Trabzonspor.

The Nigerian then refused to come off the bench for their 1-1 draw with Istanbul Basaksehir.

As a result, action has been taken against him, and it resulted in his contract being terminated.

Mikel joined the Turkish league leaders at the start of the season and played a vital role for the purple and blue, featuring in 19 games before opting to leave the club.

Before his time at Riverside, Mikel was with Tianjin Teda after spending 11 years with Chelsea.