Former Nigerian football star John Obi Mikel has reportedly earned his place among the esteemed Chelsea legends who are set to welcome Bayern Munich counterparts to an exciting match at Stamford Bridge this coming September.
Mikel’s notable role within the team dates back to their victory against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League of 2012.
The roster of attendees for this event includes other luminaries such as John Terry, Florent Malouda, Salomon Kalou, Michael Essien, and the esteemed manager Roberto Di Matteo.
Each of these individuals has been extended a gracious invitation to partake in the event.
The genesis of this exhibition match lies in the deep admiration for the legendary Gianluca Vialli.
This event stands as a testament to his impactful legacy.
In a gesture that reflects the club’s commitment to noble causes, the proceeds generated from this event will be thoughtfully divided between The Chelsea Foundation and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
This notable charity work provides invaluable support to The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, an institution that played a pivotal role in Gianluca Vialli’s medical journey.
The scheduled event not only promises a thrilling display of football prowess but also encapsulates the spirit of camaraderie and philanthropy.
It’s an occasion where the football community unites for a greater purpose, celebrating the past and contributing to a brighter future.
The club statement added:
“Mikel was arguably our best player on the night in Munich, and who can forget Ramires’s iconic chip in the Nou Camp that set us on our way to a remarkable semi-final comeback.
“We can today also announce six other former Blues who will be featuring on 9 September. They are Hilario, Frank Sinclair, Pierluigi Casiraghi, Jon Harley, Sam Dalla Bona and Danny Granville.
“Other former players confirmed to be taking part include Gianfranco Zola, Claude Makelele, Carlo Cudicini, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Frank Leboeuf. It promises to be a very special evening indeed.”