Midfielder John Obi Mikel and striker Odion Ighalo are bracing up for a clash against each other on Saturday in the Chinese Super League.

Mikel’s Tianjin Teda visit Ighalo’s Changchun Yatai in a CSL clash.

The Super Eagles captain posted a photo on Twitter where he was struggling with the ball with Ighalo in the colours of Chelsea and Watford, both players’ former clubs in England.

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“You won’t get this close to me at the weekend @ighalojude!” Mikel tweeted.

Ighalo responded jokingly by stating Mikel will eventually congratulate him after the game.

“Haha skippo you going to congratulate me after the game. Good luck tomorrow,” Ighalo replied.

He has scored six goals in his last two games for Changchun and netted seven goals in nine league games in the current campaign.

On his part, Mikel has scored one league goal in nine appearances.

Changchun are 13th on 11 points, while Tianjin occupy the ninth position with 12 points in the 16-team league table.

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