London - Mikel Obi, Chelsea midfielder, scored his first ever English Premier League (EPL) goal for the club since joining in 2006.
The goal came in the 84th minute in the match against Fulham.
Mikel stretched to tap in from a goal mouth scramble to secure 2-0 win for the London club.
Football fans in Nigeria say it will be a morale booster for Mikel after a long goalless spell for the club.
John Aka said that the goal would boost Mikel’s confidence and make him go for more goals.
"He can now believe in himself; the goal will spur him into being more adventurous instead of just being a passer of the ball.
"A good midfielder should have his name in the goal chart every season but that has not being the case for Mikel.’’
Another football fan, Dele Ojo, said that the coaching crew at Chelsea should encourage Mikel to push forward during attack.
It is not that he does not have the ability to score but about the role he is given in Chelsea.’’
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles midfielder said he was delighted to have broken the jinx but attributed the goal to team work.
"I am very glad for the goal after a very long time; it’s about the team it’s about winning the game."