Nigerians have taken to social media to praise Super Eagles’s captain, John Mikel Obi for having the mind to represent Nigeria against Argentina on June 26 despite being informed four hours before that his father had been kidnapped.
Mikel told KweseESPN after his father’s release that the kidnappers called him before Nigeria’s make-or-mar game against the Albiceleste and demanded N10 million to release Pa Michael Obi.
He said they warned him against alerting the authorities or his dad would be shot “instantly”.
But Nigerians have taken to social media to praise Mikel for the matured manner he handled the news of his father’s kidnap.
Signed for Chelsea instead of Man Utd because the future of 3 other Nigerians depended on it.
Paid bills for the Nigerian Olympic team in 2016.
Played against Argentina even though his dad had been kidnapped.
If Mikel Obi ever decides to run for Office, I will campaign for him pic.twitter.com/ELnj0ItveW
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) July 3, 2018
A true leader. It’s what captains do. Your crew first, no matter what. More power to your elbow John Mikel Obi. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SkMg7yoP2r
— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) July 3, 2018
See forget Ronaldo and Messi.
Mikel Obi is the real GOAT.
— Nonye 💫 (@nonyee_x) July 3, 2018