Over 60,000 Chelsea fans all over Nigeria are waiting eagerly to roll out the red carpet in honour of Super Eagles’ midfielder, John Obi Mikel over his UEFA championship victory on May 19 ,2012.
The ceremony which comes up on 2nd September, 2012 tagged “A Night with Mikel is scheduled to hold at Teslim Balogun Stadium Lagos.
Paul Sambo, the Chief Executive Officer of Pelican Breed, the organizers of the event said at a media briefing that there are over 3.5 million Chelsea FC fans in Nigeria and about two million in Lagos alone while over 60,000 of these eager fans are expected to storm Lagos for the Chelsea fans party.
“On the 19th of May 2012, history was made, as the European club side, Chelsea FC for the first time since inception , won the coveted UEFA Champions League Cup. Out of the multinational squad of highly skilled professional football players that brought the unprecedented glory to Chelsea FC, John Obi Mikel was the only Nigerian. It goes without saying that Chelsea FC commands a great army of eager supporters across the length and breath of Nigeria and the rest of Africa”, he said. He urged Nigerians, sports lovers and Chelsea fans to support this event saying, “it is our event aimed at honouring our very own , John Obi Mikel. Therefore, let us come out in large numbers with unity of purpose to make it a memorable one”
Sambo also said the outline of the celebration include music fanfare where prominent artistes from the Nigeria music industry will be featured, ball joggling from past and present Super Eagles super stars, dance from various dance group while assuring on security of all that would be at the event.
On his side, John Mikel Obi has given his consent to grace the event with his presence while promising all Chelsea supporters a funfilled new season.