2June 2021 By Shakirat Alabi
Kuwaiti Premier League club Al Kuwait SC have announced the signing of John Obi Mikel from Championship side Stoke City.
The Brigadiers disclosed that the former Chelsea and Trabzonspor star has penned a one-year contract that will keep him at the club for the 2021-22 season.
Mikel’s signing comes as reinforcement for Al Kuwait who finished third in the Premier League last season behind Al-Qadsia and leaders Al-Arabi.
He won’t be the only African star at the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium as he joins Morocco’s El-Mehdi Barrahma, Tunisia duo Ahmed Akaichi and Rami Bedoui, and Mali’s Abdulwahid Sissoko in the Brigadiers’ line-up
Meanwhile, Stoke City recently activated the contract extension option to keep the former Super Eagles captain following his impressive performances in the English second division last term.
The 34-year-old was one of the standout players in Michael O’Neill’s team in the 2020-21 season with 39 league appearances under his belt as they finished 14th in the table.
Mikel returned to England last August after he terminated his contract with Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor over fears of coronavirus.