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"My Father Was Kidnapped 2hrs Before Argentina Match - Mikel Obi reveals after rescue

Recall that Pa Michael Obi, father of Super Eagles Captain, Mikel Obi, was rescued from kidnappers by the Enugu State Police Command on Monday, after the kidnappers were said to have demanded N10m as ransom from his family.

While speaking after his dad’s rescue from the kidnappers den on Monday, Mikel Obi revealed that the news of his dad’s kidnap was broken to him two hours before Nigeria's final group game against Argentina.

Mikel who was undeterred to play against Argentina when the news was broken to him, said;

“We were few hours to kick off against Argentina when I got wind of the report that my dad had been kidnapped but I had no choice than to pray for his safety and play the game.

“I felt I had 180million people behind me and I must make them proud. Which was also the reason I had a wrist cast on my fractured finger for the game.

“And it is very painful that we lost to Argentina if you put all these that happened before the game."