London, May 28: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said he is a big football fan and supports the football club Chelsea.
The octogenarian tyrant said the European champions were his favourite side, as he discussed football with a group of Zimbabwean players, including former national captain Benjani Mwaruwari.
He told the Portsmouth striker that he had followed his career, but added that he preferred to watch Chelsea and Spanish giants Barcelona.
“Yes, I followed you and watched some of your games, but I am a Chelsea and Barcelona supporter and I always want them to score,” the Daily Mail quoted Mugabe, as saying.
The dictator, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 32 years, also revealed that he was a keen football fan who demanded peace and quiet when he watched big games on television.e said, “When I watch football, I do not want anyone to disturb me.”
Mugabe spoke about his love for soccer as he met Mwaruwari and other football stars including Senegalese winger El-Hadji Diouf, Nigerian legend Nwankwo Kanu, and Ghanese defender John Pantsil. (ANI)