The former Chelsea midfielder is a product of the renowned Pepsi Football Academy (image courtesy

Nigeria international John Mikel Obi on Sunday launched his football foundation in Lagos, as he aims to ”give back to society.”

Concise News understands that the foundation is aimed at discovering young talent in Africa.

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”I decided to come up with this foundation to give back because I am a Nigerian, and I am a product of Pepsi Academy and I decided to give back to the society what I have gained from the society,” the China-based Super Eagles midfielder said.

The former Chelsea man is presently holidaying with his kids and their Russian mother in Lagos.