COVID-19: Mikel Obi’s Contract Terminated After Match Rejection

Mikel Obi

Reports reaching 9jatoday at this time reveals that Nigerian football superstar, John Obi Mikel’s contract has been cut short following his alleged refusal to feature in a match due to fear of Coronavirus outbreak.

This online news platform learned that Mikel’s two year deal with the Trabzonspor has been terminated by mutual consent.

It could be recalled that the Super Eagles player joined the Turkish club as a free agent last summer.

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However, the reason for the termination of the contract was not revealed in the statement released by the management of Trabzonspor, but it was confirmed that Mikel gave up his remaining wages.

The report read: “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 statement read.

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Meanwhile, Mikel Obi in the last week has in a statement condemned the Turkish football authorities, for their refusal to put to hold its Super Lig season despite the pandemic across Europe.

Mikel, however, was reported to have shunned playing in their 1-1 draw game which was recently played with Istanbul Basaksehir, 9jatoday learned.


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