Mikel Obi was on target for his Chinese Super league club Tianjin Teda despite they bowed to Shanghai Shenhua 4-2 on Sunday.
Tianjin lost 4-2 to Shanghai Shenhua on Match day 27 in the Chinese Super League on Sunday at the Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium.
Tianjin who remained second to the last team on the table needed a win boost their chance of retaining their Chinese elite division status..
The former Chelsea midfielder who has not played Super Eagles since after the World Cup in Russia restored parity Teda in the 22nd minutes after Giovanni Andres Moreno had put Shanghai Shenhua in front in the 14th minutes.
Ghanaian Striker Acheampong doubled Teda’s lead from the penalty spot sixteen minutes later , However Shanghai turned the tie around by scoring three times to make it 2-4 to the way side .
The goal is Mikel’s first goal in six month. The last time he scored was against Guangzhou R&F in April.