The a lot expected begin of the chinese super League (CSL) witnessed video games involving groups the place Nigerian players ply their alternate.
As many as five Nigerian gamers moved to China throughout the ultimate CSL transfer window, with John Obi Mikel and Brown Ideye joining Tianjin Teda while Odion Ighalo moved to Chanchung Yatai.
Their teams had been in motion in the opening day of the CSL, and while Ideye who concluded his transfer to Tianjin Teda on switch closing date day in China which was once Tuesday wasn’t dressed, Mikel used to be on from begin to finish of their zero-2 loss to Shandong Luneng.
The super Eagles captain was once however praised in the chinese media for his performance within the sport regardless of the misplaced suffered by using his crew, as he stood head and shoulder beforehand of his teammates.
He gained many of the duels he contested in the midfield, and defender well when he had to, specifically in aerial battles where he negated the aerial threat of Grazianno Pelle who lead the line for Shandong Luneng.
in the other game involving a Nigerian participant, Odion Ighalo did not are living up to his price ticket of the easiest earning Nigerian participant as he fired blank for his aspect Chanchung Yatai who had been thrashed 5-1 by means of fellow giant spenders Shanghai SIPG.