A church in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has held a thanksgiving service for Chelsea following its recent success in the Premier League.
Long-time Chelsea fan Pastor Azigiza encouraged people to come wearing football tops of their favourite team.
Standing behind a Chelsea cake on a stage made to look like a football pitch he said: “Chelsea, by the grace of God, came first.”
He said he wanted to use the power of football to talk about God.
Azigiza also led the congregation in a verse of the Chelsea anthem Blue is the Colour.
In his sermon, Pastor Markwei talked about “the good, the bad and the ugly of rivalry” suggesting that football fans should engage in friendly rivalry.
He said there was fellowship in rejoicing in others’ successes, so when it is your turn others would do the same.
Dancers did football moves to Chelsea’s anthem
Chelsea won the Premier League in May with 93 points, seven ahead of their nearest rivals Tottenham.
The English Premier League has a large and passionate following in Ghana.
Research carried out by Twitter in 2015 suggested that Chelsea is the most popular side in Ghana and much of the rest of West Africa.