My girls keep me going, Mikel says


Former Super Eagles superstar, John Mikel Obi, has attributed his recent fine performances for Turkish side Trabzonspor to his twin daughters.

Mikel played the entire duration of Sunday’s 2-1 at Rizespor, a result that moved them to third on the league table after seven games with three wins, three draws, and a loss. They climbed past Konyaspor, who are also on 12 points, after seven games on superior goals difference.

The home side opened the scoring in the 23rd minute through Dario Melnik, while Alexander Sorloth equalized for the visitors in the 73rd minute, but a 90th-minute goal from Anthony Nwakaeme ensured the visitors departed the Yeni Rize Şehir Stadium with maximum points.

Reacting to the win, Mikel, on his Instagram handle expressed happiness with the result, adding that his daughters kept him going.

John Obi Mikel with family

“Great win, massive three points, my angels keep me going,” he wrote on Instagram with a picture of his daughters.

Mikel is yet to score or make an assist for Trabzonspor in 11 appearances in all competitions.