Mikel Obi relaunches foundation with football clinic in Lagos – Football


As part of the relaunch of the Mikel Obi Foundation, Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi held a football clinic with kids in Lagos on Sunday, November 25.

First launched in 2012 as a charity to help the homeless in Nigeria, Mikel is reintroducing the Mikel Obi Foundation, this time to discover young sporting talents.

Mikel John Obi

This is a relaunch of the Mikel Obi Foundation (Kwese )


The Super Eagles captain held a football clinic in Lekki, Lagos on Sunday that saw 150 boys and girls aged between three and 15 receive first-hand coaching on football basics at the Children’s International School, Lekki.

The kids from the Little Tigers Football Club also got enjoy the privilege of having a kickabout with the former Chelsea midfielder.

My foundation is about the kids, I’m giving back to the community, to Nigeria, home is where it all started for me and I will always want to give back to Nigeria,”  Mikel said at the football clinic.

I want to get it right this time. It’s been there and I think now is the right time to come out and do it properly.

Mikel John Obi

Mikel Obi had a kick about with the kids (Kwese)


“This is the time, this is the right time to do things for kids and not we have enough to make sure it is successful.”

Mikel also had a question and answer sessions with the kids who asked an array of questions from his experience at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, his career and life at Chelsea.

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