Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi seems to have won the heart of Nigerians following the release of his father from the den of kidnappers.
We reported that 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 Below:
@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.”
@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. “Played against Argentina even though his dad had been kidnapped. If Mikel Obi ever decides to run for Office, I will campaign for him.”
@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.”
@Biolakazeem “Mikel Obi out here showing leadership & responsibility more than any Nigerian political leader alive but it is Babagana Kingibe they will remember to give a national honour for sabotaging the same ticket he ran on. Nigeria is a real tragicomedy.”
@Abangmercy “Nigeria will break you… Nigeria will break any patriotism left in you. Nigeria will test your faith in life, humanity, and mankind – Mikel Obi went through all that phase and stood tall.”
@Iambolar “A true leader. It’s what captains do. Your crew first, no matter what. More power to your elbow John Mikel Obi.”
@Shawnife “So Mikel Obi was called four hours before the Nigerian game against Argentina about his father’s abduction by kidnappers. Still played his heart out in that game, even with a wrist injury. “I’ve got so much respect for this man. He’s the definition of a leader.”
@SanRomeo “Mikel Obi is the selfless leader we’re yet to have in this country. It takes a HERO to put his country above his family. Despite knowing his father has been kidnapped, he still went ahead to play for Nigeria. We thank him enough.”
@Umehoma “Despite the fact that Mikel Obi was called 4 hours before Argentina match, he led the Super Eagles and fought hard in the game.
“Shame on the Kidnappers and Accolades for this man, for this exceptional level of Patriotism.”
@IamfemiJoseph “Mikel Obi is a patriotic Nigeria. Not only a Patriot but a legend who deserves the national honor.”