OFFICIAL: Mikel ex-U20 teammate joins new club in China

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/03/2019

Former John Obi Mikel Flying Eagles teammate John Owoeri has joined another club in China for the 2019 campaign.

The 32-year-old Warri-born winger agent Martin Dahlin confirmed the news via Instagram that his client will wear the jersey of newly promoted Chinese League One club Inner Mongolia Zhongyou in the new season.

Owoeri made his competitive debut for Inner Mongolia Zhongyou as they were beaten 1-0 by Sichuan Longfor on the opening day of the season on Saturday.

Ex-Bendel Insurance star has two different spells with two Chinese clubs for the last two years with Baoding Yingli Yitong, and Shanghai Shenxin but featured 54 times in both sides and scored 26 times.

Owoeri started his career with Nigeria Ports Authority, before joining Benin base team and he later went to Europe played for Feyenoord, BK Hacken, åtvidabergs FF, Ismaily, and Westerlo.

Nigerian strikers Daniel Chima (Heilongjiang Lava Spring), Aaron Samuel (Sichuan Longfor) and Dominic Uzoukwu (Beijing BSU) are on the books of Chinese League One clubs.