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Boost for Nigeria as John Obi Mikel returns for Tiajin Teda

15:21 GMT+3 15/08/2017
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The Super Eagles captain could get selected for next month’s Fifa World Cup qualifier against Cameroon, having featured for the Tigers on Monday

John Obi Mikel has returned from injury having featured in Tiajin Teda’s 2-0 defeat to Hebei CFFC on Monday.

The 30-year-old has missed 20 games for the Tianjin Tigers since suffering a strain in his side's 2-0 win over Chongqing Lifan on April 2 – where he got his first league goal.

Ezequiel Lavezzi’s brace condemned Tiajin Teda to their 12th defeat of the season as they remained in the relegation waters.

But, the good news is that the Nigerian was on parade from start to finish at the Tianjin Tuanbo Soccer Stadium.

And he could be handed a call-up for Nigeria’s 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo.

The Super Eagles top Group B with six points from two games – four points ahead of the Indomitable Lions who are second on the log.