John Mikel Obi‘s former team mate at Chelsea, Salomon Kalou, has paid up a $5,000 bet he had with the Nigerian midfielder, after the Super Eagles defeated Cote d’Ivoire 2-1, to move into the AFCON 2013 semi-finals.
Kalou and Obi struck up a good friendship from the times they spent together at Stamford Bridge and the Lille forward so was confident, that he told Obi that he would score one of the goals in the game.
However, Emmanuel Emenike and Sunday Mba ensured Cheik Tiote’s header didn’t count and Kalou has now confirmed he has given Obi the money.
He told Brila FM: “We played a very good Super Eagles, they started the game well and scored a good goal to take the lead. I have redeemed my pledge to Mikel as he won the bet.”