Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi seems to have won the heart of Nigerians following the release of his father from the den of kidnappers.
Pa Michael Obi, father of the Super Eagles captain, who was kidnapped last week was rescued on Monday.
Mikel Obi, speaking on his father’s release, revealed that he was told his father had been kidnapped before the Super Eagles team played against Argentina in the ongoing World cup.
Nigerians have taken to social media to applaud him for his rare display of patriotism and leadership despite his father’s situation.
Some Nigerians even went ahead campaigning for the Super Eagles Captain to run for a political position, noting that they would vote him in.
Here are some comments gathered :
@Chydee “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.
@Rouvafe “John Obi Mikel plays for Nigeria against Argentina despite getting news that his Father had been kidnapped 4 hours before the match.Not all heroes wear capes.”
@IamOkon “We don’t respect this guy enough. He was called four hours before Nigeria faced Argentina to be told about his father’s abduction. Still played out his heart in that WorldCup game.John Mikel Obi. Our Captain. Our Leader. LEGEND.”