- John Obi Mikel went into full disguise mode and surprised the kids at Evans square Ebutte Meta, Lagos while they were training
- The former Super Eagles captain had a training session with the kids before posing for pictures as he gives back to the community
- Mikel captained the Super Eagles at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and retired from the national team after the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon
John Obi Mikel caught football fans in Lagos unawares after he showed up unannounced to train with kids at Evans Square, Ebute Metta, a suburb of Lagos State.
The former Super Eagles captain wore a perfect disguise as he showed up with his face covered with a white handkerchief and a face cap making him unrecognizable by fans at the training pitch.
Mikel would however remove his disguise which prompted an excited reaction from the kids and everyone around the sandy pitch before having a training session with the kids.
The former Chelsea and Middlesborough star who is back in the country to promote his new program Back to Base could be seen having a great time with the kids.
Mikel who retired from the Super Eagles in 2019 has promised to give back to the local community after he was appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria as one of its Youth Ambassadors.
Mikel’s “Back2Base” project kicks off
Meanwhile, John Obi Mikel is back in Nigeria to start up his “Back2Base” initiative which is aimed at giving aspiring professional athletes the opportunity to showcase to the world.
The Guardian reports the former Super Eagles captain plans to also reward the outstanding youngsters from the project with cash gifts.
Football, Basketball, and Tennis are the three sports the former Chelsea midfielder has outlined for the first edition which kicks off on Thursday, June 9.
Mikel Beats Terry, Mount to prestigious Premier League milestone
Earlier, Sports Brief reported former Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel’s impact at Chelsea is still being celebrated years after departing the Stamford Bridge.
The 35-year-old has been recognized by the Blues as the youngest player to make 100 appearances for Chelsea in the English Premier League.
Mikel reached the milestone when he started for Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Arsenal on February 7, 2010, at age 22 years and 291 days.
Source: Sports Brief News