The former Super Eagles captain surprised many when he decided to take his career journey back to Asia in the Middle-East
Former Nigeria international John Mikel Obi has been officially unveiled as a Kuwait Sporting Club (Kuwait SC) player.
The 34-year-old was handed the number 12 jersey, which he wore throughout his time at Chelsea. Mikel joined Kuwait SC on a one-year deal from Stoke City.
It was a surprise move as he had just signed a one-year contract extension with the Potters. The deal takes Mikel back to Asia, having played for Chinese Super League club Tianjin Jinmen Tiger between 2017-2019.
In his address at his unveiling, Mikel expressed his happiness, stating he hopes to win trophies at the club. Mikel’s mission will be to help the club win back the Kuwait Premier League title they lost to Al-Arabi SC last season.
He has already started training with his new teammates ahead of the new season.