Chelsea and Super Eagles Legend Mikel Spotted Playing Street Football With Fans in Nigeria

Chelsea and Super Eagles Legend Mikel Spotted Playing Street Football With Fans in Nigeria

  • Mikel John Obi has been spotted in Lagos training with young footballers at Evans square in Ebutte Meta
  • The Chelsea legend who won the Champions League and Premier League titles was happy while showing his skills on the pitch
  • Mikel retired from playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria after the 2019 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt

Video has emerged on social media where Super Eagles legend Mikel John Obi was spotted playing street football with fans at Evans square, Ebutte Meta in Lagos.

The Chelsea legend is currently in the country on holiday and he decided to storm the street to play set with local guys who were happy to see the 35-year-old.

Mikel Obi started his football career also on the streets in Jos, Plateau United before going to the zenith of his career in the round leather game.

Mikel Obi, Street football
Chelsea and Super Eagles legend Mikel posing for photo at Russia 2018. Photo by Ryan Pierse
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According to the video spotted on Twitter, Mikel John Obi was in happy mood while playing set with the guys and also urged them to stay united.

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See the video of Mikel playing street football below

When did Mikel start his football career?

Mikel started his football career at the age of 12 when picked as a talented footballer from over 3,000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy.

And from Pepsi Football Academy, Mikel Obi moved to Plateau United where he was between 2002-2004 before traveling to Europe to join Lyn.

He was at Chelsea between 2006-2017 winning all titles at Stamford Bridge.

Sierra Leone Fire Strong Warning to Super Eagles Ahead of AFCON Qualifying Showdown in Abuja

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Leone Stars of Sierra Leone will go for all three points when they face the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Thursday evening.

Both countries go head-to-head as they begin their quest to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations billed to be hosted by Ivory Coast.

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The media officer of the Leone Stars, Eric Fomba, stated that his side are in Nigeria to claim all three points, but at most, share the spoils.

The Leone Stars secured a 4-4 draw the last time they visit Nigeria as they came from four goals down to earn a point in Asaba.

In a chat with Sports Brief, Fomba disclosed that Sierra Leone mean business and will approach the game differently with the aim of claiming all points.