N'Golo Kanté meets fans at local mosque, joins them for dinner and Match of the Day 2 years ago

N'Golo Kanté meets fans at local mosque, joins them for dinner and Match of the Day

What a lovely human being

It's become widely accepted that N'Golo Kanté is one of the nicest people in the world of football. That grin. Those tackles. He just goes about his business quietly and efficiently, there's nothing to dislike about him.

He strengthened his claim to the title of nicest footballer this weekend, when he accepted a fan's invitation to join him for dinner after they met at a local mosque.

Twitter user @Jahrul999 posted a picture of himself with the Chelsea midfielder in his living room, with the caption: "World Cup winner, former premier league player of the year, 2 time premiership winner casually joined us to watch MOTD after visiting a local mosque. True definition of being humble. What a man."

Kanté joined the family for a curry dinner before watching Match of the Day with them. When asked whether he would join Liverpool, the team @Jahrul999 supports, Kanté said he "would think about it".


The whole situation arose after Kanté missed his Eurostar to Paris, and went to his local mosque, where he met the family, according to Twitter user @abz_gunner.

"When your friend's younger brother meets Kanté in the mosque for evening prayers and invites him over for dinner," he tweeted.

"What a humble person Kanté is."

So there you have it. N'Golo Kanté is just as nice as you had imagined. Premier League winner, world champion, but humble enough to join a local family for dinner and Saturday night TV.

There aren't enough Kantés in football, so let's cherish the one we have.