Celestine Babayaro, ex-Nigeria international is set to return to Chelsea in June 2019. Babayaro was among the Atlanta 1996 Olympic games gold medalist. And will be among the 11 (eleven) man defenders invited for the June 23 game for Chelsea. Babayaro will be facing competitions from Wayne Bridge, Jon Harley and Graeme Le Saux who were also invited. They are all to compete for the left back position. It’s more than (13) thirteen years since his last game for Chelsea. And bid them good bye.
The ex-Nigeria international was among the Chelsea Legend Team that lost to Inter Forever team 4-1 in May 2018. Celestine Babayaro who was Chelsea’s most expensive teenager when he joined the team from Anderlecht in 1997. He joined Chelsea for a transfer fee of around E2.25 Million. The signing took effect after the Atlanta 1996 Olympic game where he had an outstanding performance.
Furthermore, Celestine Babayaro played as a defender or as a midfielder. Babayaro spent the majority of his career playing in the Premier League, mainly for Chelsea from 1997 to 2005. And then later for Newcastle United, from 2005 to 2008. In a nine (9) years playing career, he featured 27 times for the National team. He featured in 75 games for Anderlecht. He also played about 200 games for Chelsea. Babayaro in his playing career also played for Newcastle United FC in the English premiership league where in featured in 47 games.
However, in his recent appearance, he was also among the squad that played against an African eleven (11) in September 2018. His career achievement with Chelsea football club among others includes; Winning the UEFA Super cup, FA Cup, UEFA Cup. We will be looking forward to his return at Chelsea for the match against Real Madrid in June at the Bernabeu stadium.