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Soccer News of Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Source: MyNigeria

Trabzonspor fans blame Mikel Obi's exit for loss of Super League

Fans of Trabzonspor have blamed the loss of the Turkish Super League to Istanbul Basaksehir on the exit of Mikel Obi.

The fans said that the club developed a poor form after the former Super Eagles captain left

Mikel left the club which he had issues with when he questioned the country's decision to keep the league going amid COVID-19.

“This is what happens when you bring politics to sports. We did not have enough staff depth. The substitute player could not perform. Especially the substitutes for Mikel, his departure weakened the team,” @ozylmza61 tweeted.

“Trabzonspor lost the championship due to the ego of the management. When the success came, the ego was swollen. They made two big mistakes. First was sending an experienced coach like Hikmet Karaman away, and the other was terminating Mikel’s contract,” Samet Özdemir said in his own submission.

Another fan Irfan Bayrak was not left out in condemning the club saying “The management made the dream fly away because they could not hold on to Mikel. We won most of the matches he played in and he played very well.”

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