*Ndidi also happy with first league goal for Leicester City
Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency report
Super Eagles skipper, John Mikel Obi, scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League yesterday as his club, Tianjin Teda defeated Chongqing Lifan 2-0.
Mikel who joined the Chinese team after an illustrious career at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, which saw him winning the UEFA Champions League along with several league and FA medals to but, scored the opener for Tianjin Teda in the 48th minute.
An 82nd-minute own goal from Goran Milovic saw Jaime Pacheco’s side claim their first victory of the season.
While the 29-year-old Eagles supremo was on parade for the entire duration of the game, his compatriot, Brown Ideye who was playing in his second game since switching to the Chinese topflight was replaced by Wang Dong in the 65th minute.
The win over Woe-Ryong Chang’s men put the Tianjin Tigers in ninth position with four points from their opening three Chinese topflight fixtures.
Tianjin Teda faces Guizhou Zhicheng in their next league encounter on April 8.
Earlier on Saturday, another Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has expressed happiness after netting his first English topflight goal in Leicester’s 2-0 defeat of Stoke at the King Power Stadium.
The 20-year old midfielder 25th minute goal gave the Foxes the lead before Jamie Vardy sealed the victory for the home team few minutes into the second half of the game, and the former Genk player has also hailed the support of the fans in the game.
“Good win, another three points, magnificent support. Happy to score my first @premierleague goal. #nw25.” Ndidi tweeted on the social media yesterday.
Leicester have now claimed their fourth straight victory in the English topflight since the exit of Claudio Raineri in February, as they are currently 13th on the log with 33 points from 29 league games.