Sunday, 12 August 2012

Chelsea fans set to celebrate Mikel’s ‘Euro glory’

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
“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.

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