Kuwait SC terminates Mikel Obi’s contract four months after joining the club

Former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has been dismissed by Kuwait Sporting Club four months after signing a deal with the club.

The 34-year-old former Chelsea midfielder joined Kuwait SC from Stoke City during the summer transfer window, but the club has now confirmed that his contract has been cancelled.

Mikel’s contract was terminated immediately, according to the Brigadiers’ social media account.

A tweet issued by Kuwait SC simply read: “Termination of the contract of the Nigerian John Obi Mikel.”

Kuwait SC terminates Mikel Obi


The reasons for the termination are yet unknown.


Mikel had initially signed a one-year extension with Stoke before terminating his contract to join Kuwait SC.


Before joining Stoke, his contract with Trabzonspor was also terminated after he refused to play due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Mikel, who spent 11 years with Chelsea made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea.  He won the Champions League and Europa League, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups, and the League Cup during his time with the London club.

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