Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has signed for a Kuwaiti top flight league side, Al-Kuwait Sport Club, a month after he pen a contract extension with the Championship Club, Stoke City.
Al Kuwait S.C, on Thursday evening, disclosed the signing of the former Chelsea midfielder via its social media accounts, noting the Nigerian International will be on a 1-year contract with the Brigadiers.
Stoke City also confirmed that they have terminated Mikel’s contract with the Potters and his eventual departure.
“We can confirm that John Obi Mikel has left the Club,” the English side wrote on their official Instagram handle. “All the best, Mikel Obi.”
Mikel will be joining other African players like Moroccan, El-Mehdi Barrahma, Tunisian duo of Ahmed Akaichi and Rami Bedoui, and Abdulwahid Sissoko from Mali at the oil rich county’s club, Al Kuwait Sports Club.
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Al Kuwait Sport Club have won the Kuwaiti Premier League (KPL) 15 times and has 47 trophies in their cabinet.
Mikel’s move to the oil-rich country will provide a much-needed boost for Al Kuwait who ended third in the domestic league last campaign, finishing behind Al-Qadsia and winners Al-Arabi.