By Adeboye Amosu:
Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi was missing in action as Tiajin Teda suffered a 5-2 home loss to Beijing Guoan in their Chinese Super League game at the Tiajin Tuanbo Stadium, Tiajin on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Mikel only returned to action for Tiajin Teda last week after missing their previous six games due to injury.
He has opted out of next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Seychelles in Victoria as he battles for his full fitness from the injury.
Brazilian midfielder, Renato Augusto, scored a hat- trick for Beijing Guoan, with the duo of Zhang Xizhe and Jonathan Viera getting the other goals.
Ghanaian forward, Frank Acheampong and Felix Bastians were on target for Tiajin Teda in the game.
Tiajin Teda occupy seventh position in the table with 26 points from 20 games.
Uli Stielike’s men will face Guangzhou R& F in their next league game next week Saturday.