Video: Mikel Obi Showers Michael Essien in Heartwarming Moment During Chelsea Legends Game

Video: Mikel Obi Showers Michael Essien in Heartwarming Moment During Chelsea Legends Game

Lukman Mumuni
September 12, 2023 at 8:23 AM
  • Michael Essien and John Mikel Obi reunited during Chelsea's Legends game
  • The duo featured as Chelsea legends thrashed Bayern Munich
  • Essien scored and provided an assist in the big win at Stamford Bridge

John Mikel Obi and Michael Essien shared a heartwarming moment together after the duo were reunited for a Chelsea Legends game against their Bayern Munich counterparts.

The former Nigeria and Ghana players were part of a successful Chelsea side that produced several laurels for the club, including the 2012 UEFA Champions League.

Essien and Mikel Obi starred as the Chelsea legends tore apart Bayern Munich in a charity game, with the Ghanaian scoring and providing an assist.

John Obi Mikel, Mchael Essien, Chelsea, England
John Obi Mikel and Michael Essien shared a heartwarming moment during the Chelsea legends game against Bayern Munich. Credit: @ChelseaFC
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In a video shared on social media, Mikel Obi was spotted pouring water on his friend as Essien granted a half-time interview.

The former Black Stars midfielder opened the scoring for the Blues after heading home a Ramirez cross.

Ex-captain John Terry doubled the lead after connecting to a Florent Malouda pass before Gary Cahill extended the lead after the break.

Thiago completed the win after finishing off a cheeky assist from Essien.

The game was played in honour of the late Gianluca Vialli with proceeds from the match to be donated to the Royal Marsden Cancer Centre, as reported by

Essien shines in Chelsea Legends game

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Former Ghana international, Michael Essien produced a man of the match performance as Chelsea Legends thrashed Bayern Munich Legends in a charity game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

The 40-year-old, who currently works as an assistant manager of the Danish club, FC Nordsjaelland, showed no signs of retirement as he scored and provided an assist in the 4-0 win.

The Chelsea Legends saw former players John Terry, Florent Malouda, John Obi Mikel and Gary Cahill line up against their colleagues from the German Bundesliga.

Mikel Obi insists new Chelsea needs time

John Obi-Mikel had a hilarious answer when asked what he has been up to since his retirement from football.

The former Super Falcons midfielder, now aged 36, was available for the Chelsea Legends match against Bayern Munich on September 9.

Chelsea Legends, which had a very strong line-up on the day, emerged 4-0 victors in a game meant to pay tribute to the late striker, Gianluca Vialli, who passed away earlier this year.

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