Mar 18, 2020

Mike Obi Terminates Club Contract Because of Corona Virus

    Former Nigeria captain and ex-Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has left Turkish Super Lig leaders Trabzonspor by mutual consent, days after expressing his concerns about the league continuing amidst the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Turkish top flight is one of only a handful across the world that are continuing to fulfil games, albeit behind closed doors.
But on Saturday, 32-year-old Obi, who has been a major part of Trabzonspor's title challenge, posted on social media that he disagreed with that policy. A club statement released on Tuesday said he had now ended his contract, giving up his wages in order to become a free agent.
Obi had written on his Instagram that "there is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and do not want to play football in this situation."
"Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones in this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times," it added.