Mikel Obi is in line to make his debut for Turkish side, Trabzonspor, when they play Sparta Prague in Thursday’s (today) Europa League third round qualifying game, Sports Extra reports.
The former Super Eagles captain was among the traveling squad of Trabzonspor to Prague. Fellow international, Anthony Nwakaeme, was also included in the 20-man squad. Ogenyi Onazi is however not part of the party, as he is still recuperating from the injury, which has kept him out of the game for eight months.
Mikel joined Trabzonspor during the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
He signed a two-year contract with an option of a one-year extension.
He joined as a free agent after seeing off his contract with English Championship side Middlesbrough.
Mikel was part of the Chelsea squad which won the Europa League in the 2012/2013 season.
Trabzonspor will host the second leg of the game at the Medical Park Stadyumu on August 15.