Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has expressed dismay over the kidnap of John Obi Mikel’s father Michael Obi hours before the Super Eagles played against Argentina in their last group D match of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
Mr. Obi was released on Monday after spending a few days in captivity. Mikel was threatened to keep the ordeal out of the public domain or his father would be killed.
“I was very surprised to hear this. I did not know about it because he did not tell me.
“But it shows that he has good mental strength to be able to play in this situation. He is a real leader,” he told KweséESPN.
“If I know about it, I would let him decide. No pressure.
“I have full confidence in him to make the best decision for himself, his family and his country.
“It is shocking that such a thing happens to anybody. And to somebody who represents his country,” the German added.