It is no more news that Super Eagles midfielder and former captain, John Mikel Obi had returned back to play in the English Premier League this season after his contract had ended at the China based Tianjin Teda Football Club.
Many would wonder why he didn’t choose to play for the top clubs in the league, but only to settle for Middlesbrough.
However, the fans at Boro think differently and are very happy with Mikel’s presence at the club also expressed satisfaction with his performance so far. This is especially after the club’s 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday which got him the alias ‘African Zidane’.
This inspired a new song to show how crazy the team and the fans are about him saying; “We’ve got Mikel John Obi Mikel I just don’t think you understand This midfield man, The African Zidane, We’ve got John Obi Mikel.”
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Also in the words of the club which was tweeted on their official Twitter account, Mikel is a “Rolls Royce of a Midfielder”.
A Rolls-Royce of a midfielder 🚘
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) February 17, 2019
Even the little kids are not left out.
Middlesbrough is crazy about Mikel pic.twitter.com/P1SKTN0jeh
— Obalusi Ebenezer (@EbenezerObalusi) February 18, 2019
Mikel Obi’s statistics for Middlesbrough in their 1-0 win over BlackBurn include; 63 touches, 52 passes attempted, 47 passes completed, 1 key pass and 2 dribbles won.