John Mikel Obi, Nigerian international and player of Chelsea FC, has been voted the winner of the English Premier League’s African Player of the month for September 2008.

The vote was conducted amongst journalists around the world, particularly in Africa and England. Obi won the award for his solid defensive performances at the heart of the Chelsea midfield that have helped them rise to the top of the Barclay's English Premier League.

John Mikel Obi will be presented with his award at the Chelsea FC training ground.

The Premier League African Player of the Month award is a creation of the New African Soccer Group in celebration of the impact of African Players in the English Premier League. A winner will be awarded each month and it will be climaxed at the end of the season with a Player of the Year Awards event in London.

We look forward to your continued co-operation in the course of the season.


‘Tunde Adelakun
Executive Vice President
New African Soccer