Nigerian attackers John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses will tomorrow chase history and become the very first Nigerians to lift the FIFA World Club Cup should they lead their team Chelsea to triumph over Brazilian side Corinthians.
The 9th FIFA Club world Cup will climax tomorrow as the European champion, Chelsea take on their South American counterpart, Corinthians in the final match for the coveted trophy. To reach the final, Chelsea made light work of Monterrey, beating the CONCACAF champions 3-1 in the second semi-final. The Brazilian side had earlier defeated African flag bearers 1-0 to book a place in the final.
Chelsea came into the tournament on the back of inconsistent performances in recent meets. They are the first European champions in the history of the UEFA Champions League to be kicked out of the competition at the group stage. Rafael Banitez wants to use this trophy to prove skeptics wrong and warm himself into the hearts of Chelsea fans.
Corinthians and their vociferous band of 20,000 travelling fans are likely to provide sturdier opponents for the Benitez squad tomorrow. Monterrey will face Al Ahly of Egypt before the final in the third/fourth place play-off.
FIFA is organizing the tournament for champions of each of the six continents as well as the league winners of host country.