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Tianjin TEDA reveal shirt numbers for Mikel and Ideye

08:15 SAST 2017/03/02
John Obi Mikel
The Nigeria international midfielder will wear No. 10 after joining from Chelsea, while his compatriot has been handed the No. 39 jersey

Brown Ideye has been handed the No. 39 shirt after joining Tianjin TEDA from Olympiacos on Tuesday.

The forward, who started his career at Bayelsa United, secured a move to the Chinese Super League side after agreeing terms with Jaime Pacheco’s men.

His compatriot John Obi Mikel has also received the No. 10 shirt. The Super Eagles captain left on a free transfer, having been allowed to depart the Premier League club after failing to make an impression on the first team under Antonio Conte, who took charge in the summer.

Tianjin TEDA begin their campaign in the Chinese topflight when they face Shandong Luneng Jinan Olympic Sports Center Stadium on March 4.