Mikel thanks Police, Nigerians after father's release

Super Eagles By: Ambrose Udeme | 03/07/2018

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has reacted to news of his father's release who alongside his driver were abducted at gunpoint on June 26, in Enugu but were released on Monday.

Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel, who now plays for Chinese club Tianjin Teda, received a call from a family member while on the team bus to the St Petersburg Stadium, who told him he had to call the kidnappers on a designated number.

He did not confide in any of his team-mates or the Nigerian Football Federation before the match because he didn't want it to be a distraction.

Mikel in a statement on his official Twitter handle thanked Police authorities who ensured the safety and release of Pa Michael.