Kenneth Omeruo: Chelsea bigger in Nigeria than Man Utd

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has no doubts they're the No1 club for Nigeria's football fans. Omeruo insists Chelsea are more popular in his home nation than Manchester United.

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has no doubts they're the No1 club for Nigeria's football fans.

Omeruo insists Chelsea are more popular in his home nation than Manchester United.

He told the Telegraph: "I was playing at Standard Liege in the reserves, then played in the Under-20 World Cup and got a call that Chelsea were interested. Emenalo was the one that called. I couldn’t believe it. Chelsea! I watched Chelsea growing up. I liked Mikel and I used to hear about Celestine Babayaro. When Chelsea win in Nigeria, people celebrate like it’s the country winning. Chelsea are more popular than Manchester United in Nigeria. United are the second.

"In some places they actually fight after Chelsea against Manchester United games. You also see the bikers who do the transportation ride around with the flags of Chelsea and Man U. That’s how much they love football in Nigeria."

 
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