Stella Dimoko Chelsea's John Obi Mikel Officially Changes His Name


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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Chelsea's John Obi Mikel Officially Changes His Name

John Obi Mikel has been called many things by Chelsea fans during his decade at Stamford Bridge… many of which are far too rude to be repeated.

However, while he may have got used to the abusive slurs hurled his way by a section of the Stamford Bridge support, it seems the Nigerian midfielder has finally had enough of people getting his ACTUAL NAME wrong.
That is why the Chelsea stalwart has just officially changed his name… to 

Mikel John Obi.

Confused? You will be.

For starters, it turns out that he was never actually called 'Mikel'. The Guus Hiddink favourite was born John Michael Nchekwube Obinna - 'Mikel' only became a thing when the Nigerian FA mistakenly used Mikel instead of Michael on his submission form for the 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Championships.

Just to muddy the waters further, John (let's just call him John for now) liked the mistake.
So much so, that despite the fact it's not actually his name, he's been happy to let all call him John Obi Mikel ever since he joined Chelsea in 2006.

Which we're going to have to stop doing… because he has now officially changed his name to… Mikel John Obi.
Clear? Sorted? Understood? cullage


  1. Confused rat dot com

    1. Mikel, that's all know.

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    2. Who pushed this one to this, maybe Na Mikel be him lucky charm, wey no allow him fathers people change him destiny he no know,Hian , but then again 2face went from that to 2naba and he still dey prosper and wild child went from that to Ik and he's still okay, so make we dey observe, we wish him well

  2. I don't want to stand up from this bed today!! !! Nothing beats having your own business abeg! *

    1. You'll never have your own business if you keep sleeping this early. Look at Stella, she owns her blog but she's up early enough to post so you can read! You get the drift???

      Get you lazy ass up and work! After now you will be quick to open your mouth and call men lazy!

  3. These people sef. All join jare.

  4. I think Mikel is even his destined name, some Michaels have been changing their names to Mikel as well. Can't even afford to start calling him Michael again, it's better that he has embraced it already

    *Larry was here*

  5. I heard he regretted accepting Nigeria Rio Olympic call-up.

  6. Still the same thing..I thought e changed it so some weird name. Name like ; Drinkwater, Grave or something.

  7. I hope it resurrects his career. What really is a Mikel?

  8. NFF mistake ko, NFA mistake ni!

    Nchekwube changed his name to Mikel because he had played a previous YSFON tournament with a passport showing his real date of birth. So to get him a fresh passport and new birth date, 'we' people had to change his name to John Mikel.

    Nigeria cunning the world since 1900.

    Anyway, our other African brothers have caught up, likewise their South American counterpart.

    Not business as usual anymore.

  9. So he couldn't spell his name then? How can I make a mistake spelling my own make? Chai

  10. Chi @ 14.41
    Thank you for stating the obvious-Yes, he couldn't spell his own name!!!
    But you & I wey fit spell names, we no get him money.
    Irony of life.


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