Mikel, Ighalo Make Chinese Super League Debuts On Losing Note

Nigerian duo of John Obi Mikel and Odion Jude Ighalo made their Chinese Super League (CSL) debuts on a losing note for their clubs, Tianjin Teda FC and Changchun Yatai, losing 5-1 and 2-0 to Shanghai SIPG FC and Shandong Luneng respectively.

Ighalo’s Changchun Yatai lost 5-1 away to Shanghai SIPG FC, but the former Watford striker could not save his club despite featuring for 90 minutes in their first game of the season.

Elsewhere at Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi was also in 90 minutes action for Tianjin Teda, but failed to salvage situation as they went down 2-0 in the away tie to Shandong Luneng FC.

Meanwhile, Nigerian striker, Aide Brown Ideye wasmissing in action for Tianjin Teda, which in turn postponed his debut for his new Chinese club in the current CSL season.