Anthony Nwakaeme’s club Trabzonspor will not feature in any European competition even if they are crowned champions of Turkey, according to UEFA.
The Turkish Super Lig is due to restart on June 12, but Trabzonspor will not feature in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League should they go on to win the competition after they ran foul of the UEFA financial fair play rules.
This sanction will apply for either the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 seasons.
Mikel Obi cancelled his contract with Trabzonspor after he protested against playing at the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Fellow Nigeria star Ogenyi Onazi was also at the club this season before he transferred to another Turkish club Denizlispor in January.