Former U-17 Golden Eaglets’ player, Habib Makanjuola said the only thing delaying him from featuring for the first team of Chelsea Football Club is his work permit.
Speaking exclusively with 2muchsports.com after a playing against the Nations U-23 team with a selected side, Makanjuola disclosed that he has already started training with the first team and his work permit is being processed.
“I have been training with the first team of Chelsea, the only thing keeping me is work permit. They are still working on it, it is being processed. I just pray to God that everything works out well for me,” the Chelsea prodigy noted.
On whether he will be part of the pre-season tour, he said, “My last season was great. I trained with the first team sometimes and I trained with the reserve team also. Hopefully I will be part of the pre-season tour either for the first team or the reserved team.”
The young player maintained that he is not intimidated by the caliber of players in Chelsea team even though there are so many talented players there.
“I am not intimidated by the caliber of players in the Chelsea team. They are very talented. You just have to keep working hard, there is nothing impossible, as for me, I will just keeping working hard.”
On his relationship with Mikel, “My relationship with Mikel Obi is not very tight, we don’t see very often because we don’t stay in the same environment but he is a very nice and humble person. It is also a great feeling and great privilege being in Chelsea and to work with Jose Mourinho. I will keep praying to God and hoping for the best.”
On his ambition to play for the National team,he said, “I am not in a hurry to be in the national team. I was in the U-17 national team. I am still waiting for my time to come.
“I came back to enjoy my holiday in Nigeria. It is always a pleasure coming back to see your people. I love coming home, I love visiting the country because this is where I grew up,” he concluded.