Mikel gets Motivation from russian wife to Qualify for World Cup


The Nigerian and Tianjin Teda’s midfielder, John Mikel Obi’s Russian better half Olga Diyachenko Motivates his husband to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Nigerian skipper revealed to Fifa. Com that his wife’s family and friends are really anticipating to see Nigeria in the coming Russia 2018 world tournament.

He said:

“My wife is Russian and many of our relatives and friends are from Russia. They are all expecting Nigeria to qualify for the next World Cup. I think they will kill me if I fail them,” he added, laughing.“We are in a very good position in our group. We have two wins from two games, and in our last game we beat Algeria at home. We have a very good young team and the players play good football. If we can win our next match (at home to Cameroon on 31 August) it will edge us closer to qualification. I think we can go through.”“As everyone knows, they are a very good team. They are strong and they play with confidence. We must get ourselves well prepared for this game and try our best to get on top against them. It won’t be easy but these are important matches. If we win both, we will be almost there.”


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