Middlesborough FC had secured a 1 – 0 win against Blackburn with John Obi Mikel scoring the winning goal.
They now stand a chance of promotion to the Premier League side after that victory.
Boro fans composed a song calling him the African Zidane and the Midfield man.
The official Twitter handle of Middlesborough FC calls him “A Rolls-Royce of a Midfielder”.
A Rolls-Royce of a midfielder 🚘
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) February 17, 2019
The song they composed for him goes thus:
“We’ve got Mikel,
John Obi Mikel, I just don’t think you understand.
The midfield man, the African Zidane,
Oh, we’ve got John Obi Mikel” #UTB
God I love this guy”
Mikel the 31 years old Super Eagles Captain who moved from Tianjin TEDA the China side to Middlesborough FC earlier this year on a 6 months contract has since been displaying incredible performance and has gained new form.
Before his move to England, John Obi Mikel had a lot of options but choose Middlesborough FC.
Middlesbrough fans fascinated about Mikel Obi’s perfomance have composed a song for the Nigerian captain dubbed the “African Zidane.” pic.twitter.com/924F1D5L2J
— Talk Parlour (@TalkParlour) February 18, 2019