Former Super Eagles and Chelsea playmaker John Mikel Obi has terminated his contract with English Championship side Stoke City and join a top Kuaite club Kuwait SC. The player said he is delighted to start a new chapter in his career.
The former Chelsea and Middlesbrough midfielder signed a one-year contract with the Kuwait club. The 34-year-old recently extended his contract with Sky Bet Championship club Stoke City but has decided to terminate the agreement with the club.
John Mikel Obi Joins Kuwait SC
John Mikel Obi played for Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda before moving to Turkey. The player speaking about his new club said: “I am very happy to sign for Kuwait SC. I thank the President of Kuwait SC for the trust that he has given to me to come to Kuwait.”
He also said: “I promise to be on my best level to help the team to make sure that together as a team we can achieve a great season next year and hopefully we can be successful”. The Kuwaiti club side has won the country’s topflight, VIVA Premier League, 15 times, with the most recent one coming in the 2018-2019 season.
The club is the first from Kuwait to ever win an Asian title that is the AFC Cup, which they have won three times in 2009, 2012 and 2013. They, alongside Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya of Iraq, have won the AFC Cup (three) more than any other Asian club.