Chinese Super League Embarrassing turn out at opening fixtures

The 52,888-seater Guiyang Olympic Sports Centre where the game was played was empty.

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Guiyang Olympic Sports Centre play Embarrassing turn out at opening fixtures of Chinese Super League (twitter)
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Chinese clubs spent a total of £320million on some of the world biggest names in football but these high-profile players could not attract the big crowd in the opening fixture of the Chinese Super League on Friday, March 3.

Guizhou Zhicheng hosted Lianoning Whowin in the first game of the 2017 season but the 52,888-seater Guiyang Olympic Sports Centre where the game was played was empty.

Carlos Tevez play Chinese side slashed huge money to sign big players like Carlos Tevez (AFP)

 

The CSL in recent years have splashed huge money in the signing some of the best talents in world football.

In the last transfer window, the likes of Oscar and Carlos Tevez signed for Chinese sides.

Three Nigeria internationals, John Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo and Brown ideye were also signed by Chinese clubs in the January transfer window.

John Mikel Obi play John Mikel Obi joined a Chinese club in January (Twitter/Tianjin TEDA)

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Mikel and Ideye kick off their Chinese Super League campaign on Saturday, March 4 as Tianjin Teda travel to face Shandong Luneng.

 Ideye will likely miss the game as his transfer from Olympiacos has not been complete.

Ighalo’s Changchun Yatai will also travel to face Shanghai East Asia in the matchday one of the Chinese Super League.

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