Action resumed with Match day 8 in the Chinese Super League on Saturday morning but it was not a sweet story for Nigeria’s Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi as his club Tianjin Teda suffered a 1-0 defeat to Beijing Renhe.
Teda who held Shanghai SIPG to a 1-1 draw last Sunday was looking to add more points to move up the table.
Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi was in action for the whole duration of the game but could not prevent Indomitable Lions of Cameroon player Benjamin Moukandjo from netting the winning goal in the 27th minute.
Beijing Renhe needed to win to move out of the relegation zone and that was evident right from the kick off.
The host dominated possession and it paid off just before half time.
Mikel Obi will get booked in the 68th minute for dangerous play as Teda fought hard to level the score.
Tianjin Teda remains in 8th position with 9 points from 8 games with the defeat.