There’s no better time to return to football action again than when you have a date in a few weeks, against one of the most lethal strikers in the world and Nigeria captain Mikel Obi is all but ready for that challenge and more.
Mikel, who returns with Tianjin Teda for the new Chinese Super League season, is eager to jump back onto the pitch as the season resumes this weekend in that patch of the Orient.
The 30-year-old shared his team’s CSL fixture update on his IG on Thursday and expressed how keenly he anticipates the kick-off.
“Two days before the first game of the season. Preseason done, let the games begin ⚽️💪🏿 #TEDA #TianjinTeda #ChineseSuperLeague #2018”
The former Chelsea midfielder made just 13 appearances for the Tianjin Tigers last term owing to a long spell on the sideline with injury.
He is expected to be part of Gernot Rohr’s plans for the Super Eagles’ friendlies against Poland and Serbia later this month.
Tianjin Teda face Hebei CFFC at home on Saturday in their season opening game.