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Acheampong, Mikel shine in Tianjin Teda's win

5:33 PM EDT 9/27/17
John Obi Mikel
The African duo were crucial as the Tianjin Tigers secured their fifth triumph in the Chinese topflight this term to move out of the drop zone

Frank Acheampong and Mikel Obi put up impressive displays to help Tianjin Teda to a 3-1 victory over Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng in a Chinese Super League encounter on Wednesday.

The Ghana international scored a goal while Nigeria captain, Mikel delivered an assist that helped kill off any intention of a comeback from Gregorio Manzano’s men.

Mbaye Diagne opened scoring for the Uli Stielike’s side from the penalty spot in the 61st minutes with Acheampong doubling the lead.

Nikica Jelavic reduced the deficit in the 85th minute and Liyu Yang sealed the victory with two minutes left to play after being fed by Mikel.

The result takes the Tianjin Tigers out of the relegation zone to 14th spot having garnered 22 points from 26 games.

In their next league encounter, they travel to Hongkou Football Stadium for a date with Obafemi Martins' Shanghai Shenhua on Sunday.