Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, helped his Kuwaiti side Kuwait SC to overcome Al Salt FC of Jordan in the West Asia zone of the 2021 AFC Cup play-off on Tuesday at the 12,000-capacity Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium, Kuwait City.
Two first-half goals from Faizal Al-Harbi in the 13th minute and another one from Congo DR striker Dieudonne Mbokani in the 25th minute were enough to see the Kuwaiti side advance to the zonal final where they will play Bharain’s Al-Muharraq SC on October 20.
Mikel Obi was on from the start and helped to curb the advances of the rampaging Jordanians unitl he was substituted by Shereedah Al Shereedah in a comfortable win for the Emirati team.
Should Kuwaiti SC defeat Al-Muharraq, they will qualfify for the final of the 2021 AFC Cup where they would be facing the winners of the Inter-zone play-off final for the Asian continent’s top club football prize.
Mikel Obi, after a distinguished football career in Europe mainly with Chelsea FC of England where he won several laurels including the UEFA Champions League, moved to Asia to team up with Kuwait SC as he gradually marks time on his active playing days.