Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu has disclosed his envy for Premier League side Chelsea even though he is a staunch Manchester United fan.
Tinubu made this known when Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi paid him a visit at his Bourdillon, Ikoyi home in Lagos.
The China-based Mikel had visited the APC bigwig to seek his support for his talent hunt programme – Africa's Next Football Superstar.
“I'm very proud and honoured to receive you. I'm a great fan of football even though not much of a fan of your former club. I sincerely tried to watch Chelsea all the time you were there because you are a great talent,” Tinubu said.
“Last weekend, I watched the Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea game with one eye because I'm always envious of Chelsea. I always wish we beat them. I sympathise with him, his former club had to take a hit from Tottenham.
“When Mikel was there, however, I watched Chelsea each time he was on the pitch with both eyes because he's a great talent. It's been a wonderful homecoming for him and we will do everything to support him.”
Mikel won two EPL titles, three FA Cups, one Football League Cup as well as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League in his 11 years at Stamford Bridge.
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