John Obi Mikel Reveals His Father Was Kidnapped Before Nigeria’s Vital Clash Against

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has revealed his father, Pa Michael Obi, was the victim of a kidnapping before the Super Eagles’  World Cup group-stage clash with Argentina last Tuesday, but he refrained from telling anyone.

The former ​Chelsea told ESPN he was in receipt of a phone call from the kidnappers a mere few hours before the match kicked off in St Petersburg, and was asked to pay N10 million ($28,000 USD) in exchange for his father’s life.

The kidnappers also threatened to shoot instantly if law enforcement were brought up to speed.

The player’s father was on his way to a…

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