American-born Nigerian star reacts of facing Chelsea

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/05/2019

American-born Nigerian star defender Jalil Anibaba reacted as his Major League Soccer club New England Revolution facing Chelsea in Wednesday night charity game dubbed 'Final Whistle On Hate'.

The 30-year-old who has represent United States U18 and 20 explained that the match is significant because it will help to create awareness in the fight against racism and discrimination. 

Anibaba told New England Revolution's official website. "Yeah great. Obviously, there is no need to speak on Chelsea's pedigree, everybody around the world knows.

''To hold this matches is great for the awareness of the game throughout, not only the MLS, not only throughout the country but throughout the world.

''Everybody is really excited, ready to get out there and showcase what we can do and also help to build the football culture in America.''

The defender added: ''I am looking forward to just playing, I am looking forward to going into the squad, my brother is a Chelsea fan so he'll be really excited to see what they do and how we match up.''

Anibaba started his career Santa Clara Broncos before a spell North Carolina Tar Heels, Carolina Dynamo, Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo.