- Chelsea FC, has acknowledged its fans in Accra for celebrating its league success with a church service
- Chelsea won its fifth Premier League title in the just ended season
A thanksgiving service organised by the Living Streams International Church to celebrate Chelsea FC's title win has been acknowledged by the club.
The English giants have a strong fan base in Ghana, however, last Sunday marked a special moment for all Blues fans as a service was held to celebrate the club's win of the 2016/17 league trophy.
The head pastor of the Living Streams International Church, Reverend Azigiza - who is known to be a staunch Chelsea supporter- dedicated last Sunday's service to the Blues, urging the club's faithful to report to church in their respective jerseys.
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The service seems to have reached Chelsea FC, and the club acknowledged the gestures by the church.
Portions of a post on the club's official website read: "The Living Streams International Church in Accra on Sunday held a big church service to celebrate Chelsea’s 2016/17 English Premier League title success. Supervised by one of Ghana’s famous preacher-men, Pastor Azigiza, and hosted by Rev. Dr Ebenezer Markwei (an Arsenal fan), members dressed in their Chelsea jerseys with a cake also to celebrate the success."
The club went ahead to attribute its popularity in Ghana and West Africa at large to the influence of former Black Stars
"Much of that stems from the success of Essien, arguably his country’s finest footballer, as he enjoyed a trophy-laden stay at Stamford Bridge between 2005 and 2014, including becoming a Champions League winner."
Chelsea won their sixth Premier League title after finishing the campaign with nine points clear.
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