John Obi Mikel’s dad was kidnapped before Argentina loss

Nigerian skipper John Obi Mikel has revealed that his father was kidnapped just before their 2018 FIFA World Cup clash against Argentina last week.

The Super Eagles midfielder said he did not want to divulge the news because that would have destabilised the camp.

According to reports, the incident happened a couple of hours before kick-off and the kidnappers demanded N10 Million ($28,000 US) for his safe return.

“I was confused. I did not know what to do, but in the end I knew that I could not let 180 million Nigerians down,” Mikel said.

“I had to shut it out of my head and go and represent my country first. I was told that they would shoot my dad instantly if I reported to the authorities or told anybody.

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