Mikel scores his first CSL goal, Ideye features as Tianjin win

Mikel with his new Chinese team

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi was on target as Tianjin TEDA secured their first Chinese Super League (CSL) win of the season on Sunday after three games.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that they beat visiting Chongqing Lifan 2-0, with a goal from Mikel in the 48th minute.

Their other goal was an own goal from Chongqing Lifan’s Goran Milovic in the 82nd minute.

The goal was Mikel’s first after three games in the Chinese Super League, since joining Tianjin TEDA from Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Also in action for Tianjin TEDA was Mikel’s Nigeria teammate Brown Ideye who was replaced in the 65th minute by Dong Wang.

The game was Ideye’s second league appearance for Tianjin TEDA.

The win means Tianjin TEDA are now eighth in the league on four points, after drawing once and losing once in their first two games of the season.(NAN)