Finally, some real football news to get stuck into.
It’s been a source of much mystery for many a year but today John Obi Mikel has sought to nip the confusion surrounding his name by legally and officially changing it.
Indeed, he will no longer be known as John Obi Mikel. Henceforth, he will go by a new name – a better name…
Mikel John Obi
The Chelsea midfielder was actually born John Michael Nchekwube Obinna, with ‘Mikel’ only coming into the picture 13 years ago when the Nigerian football federation misspelled his name on the registration form for the 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Championships.
However, he liked the misnomer so much that he stuck with it.