3 September 2019
N’golo Kante is used to lighting up the football field but he opted to put in a man of the match performance at the wedding of a Chelsea fan’s daughter over the weekend.
After missing the Blues’ draw with Sheffield United, 28-year-old Kante made a surprise appearance at the bash and even got up on stage.
Chelsea supporter and businessman Frank Khalid posted shots of the French midfielder at his daughter’s bash on Sunday, mingling with guests and posing for photos.
Speaking to The Sun, Mr Khalid revealed how he and Kante met through his West London restaurant - and the player even visited him after a heart operation last year.
He said: “We became friends when I was introduced to him by a friend and he came to my restaurant Chak89.
“I invited him and originally he couldn’t attend because of his commitment to the French national team, but because of his injury he messaged me saying he was coming.
“My family and myself are very close to N’Golo and he was one of the first people to visit me when I had my triple bypass surgery operation in April 2018.
“He stayed till the end and was so nice to everyone and signed autographs and took selfies with the guests.
“My daughter’s name is Henna Khalid and her husband is Raheel Malik. He is an amazing person with a golden heart.”
Humble star Kante is no stranger to dropping by unannounced, last year showing up at a mosque in London after missing his Eurostar train - enjoying a curry and Match of the Day with fellow worshippers.
And he also bolstered his Mr Nice Guy reputation with an unexpected trip to visit fans at a Chelsea Foundation event in January.
Mr Khalid wrote on Twitter: “He must have been asked for a million selfies and he happily obliged every person that was at the wedding. He was happy to be there.
“Made everyone happy and made my daughter’s wedding even more special.
“Introduced Kante to my mum and dad. N’Golo is such a diamond as he wanted to congratulate my daughter and son-in-law on the stage.
“Love him as a player but even more as a caring person who puts others before himself. Deserves all the success he gets.”
Source: Fox Sports