Wigan Athletic's new chairman Talal Al Hammad pops round to young superfan's house for a cup of tea

  • Video report by Andrew Fletcher.

An 11-year-old Wigan Athletic supporter, who was belting out the club's anthem as a baby, has had a special visit from the club's new chairman.

Alfie Armstrong has been mad about Wigan all of his young life, with the club's merchandise shop even naming him their number one fan.

After coming out of administration earlier this year, Latics is now facing a brighter future with new chairman Talal Al Hammad.

And to say thank you for Alfie's continued support through the pandemic, Talal popped round to Alfie's house for a cuppa.

New chairman Talal Al Hammad enjoys a cup of tea at Alfie's house. Credit: Family photo

Alfie said: "I didn't believe my mum and dad when they said. We were texting my cousin and they were like - 'shut up, Alfie'."

The 11-year-old was singing the club's anthem before he could talk. While his friends supported Manchester United and Liverpool, there was only one team for the Wigan lad.

His obsession with the club has even taken over his home, with his bedroom a blue and white Wigan wonderland.

Alfie has been a Wigan fan for his whole life. Credit: Family photo

His dad, Lee Armstrong, said: "We got him his first season ticket the day he was born and he started to come to Latics when was about two, but he was a bit young. But from three, he's never missed a home game."

The new chairman hopes to guide the League One team to promotion within the next five years - and Alfie believes it will happen!