Super Eagles’ skipper, John Obi Mikel has returned to training for the first time since leading Nigeria to a group stage exit at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia as he bids to return to action for Tianjin Teda this weekend, reports.

The former Chelsea of England midfielder had sprained his arm in Nigeria’s 2-0 win against Iceland last month, playing the rest of the tournament with a protective band.

Mikel, however, missed Tianjin Teda 1-0 loss to Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday but returned to training Thursday ahead of Saturday’s clash against struggling Chongqing SWM.

The Eagles’ captain, who wore a protection on his arm posted after Thursday’s training session that he was fit and better.

“Back at it again. #TianjinTeda,” Mikel wrote.

Mikel’s return will be a big boost to Tianjin Teda who will hope to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to Shanghai and get a win against Chongqing this weekend.