Super Eagles captain, John Mikel, has scored his first goal for his Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA.
The former Chelsea ace was on the scorers’ sheet in his team’s 2-6 loss to German side St. Pauli.
Mikel who recently signed a lucrative three-year deal with the ambitious Chinese side appears settling fast at his new club and he is already proving to me a quality addition.
The Nigeria international made his debut for Tianjin TEDA few days ago in their first pre-season game against Borrussia Monchengladbach, and also started in the game against St. Pauli.
Mikel and his teammates were no match for their German opponents who ran riot scoring three goals in the opening 26 minute before Mikel pulled a goal back for his side in the 35th minute to bring scores to 3-1.
His goal came off a header from a well delivered free kick, which left the goalkeeper of St. Pauli stranded in goal as the ball flew into the net.
Having broken the duck this early (in his second game) many are confident that Mikel will surpass the goal-scoring record he had while at Chelsea.
The Nigerian midfielder played for the Blues for over a decade before he made the switch to China.