John Mikel Obi Gets New Responsibility at New Club, Tianjin Teda

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Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has been handed a leadership role in his new Chinese club, Tianjin Teda.

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READ: Why I Moved To China, Mikel

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The club’s coach, Jaime Pacheco handed the Nigerian international the Number 10 jersey and captain band ahead of the new season, which starts soon.

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Mikel Obi

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In a recent interview, the 29-year-old midfielder admitted he’s been impressed by the level of coaching in the up-and-coming Chinese Super League.

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“I do not think there’s a lot of difference in the level of coaches now,” Mikel told Chinese outlet NetEase Sports.

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“I think [Jaime] Pacheco is a high-level coach and he was a very good player.

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“Training is done very well, with a very high level.”

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Mikel joined Tianjin Teda on a two-year deal until December 2019.

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