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Mikel Obi treats fans to expensive dinner, bundles of N1000 notes


Super Eagles legend John Obi Mikel has been spotted treating winners of the maiden edition of Back2Base competition to expensive dinner and also gave them bundles of cash.

The former Chelsea star has been in the country for over a week and has been touring the city of Lagos training and meeting many football fans.

According to the video posted on Instagram, John Obi Mikel was seen in joyous mood taking pictures with the winners and handling over cash to them.

Earlier, the  former Chelsea and Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel has revealed Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard as the most difficult opponent he faced in his football career.

Mikel and Gerrard squared off severally in the English Premier League when the Nigerian represented Chelsea during his playing career in England.

The 35-year-old Nigerian midfielder admitted Steven Gerrard was one of the quickest and fastest players he has ever seen on the ball which made him a tough opponent to mark.

Mikel made a total of 372 appearances in all competitions during his ten-and-a-half-year Chelsea career winning the UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup trophies.

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