Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has said that his wife, relatives and friends would ‘kill’ him, if Nigeria fails to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Mikel Obi, who plays his club football in China, is married to a Russian and now regards the country as his second favourite in the world.
“My wife is Russian and many of our relatives and friends are from Russia,” he told FIFA.com
“They are all expecting Nigeria to qualify for the next World Cup. I think they will kill me if I fail them.”
The Eagles lead Group B of the African qualifying zone with 10 points, three more than Zambia, who they face next month in a crucial encounter.