Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi says he will be “killed” by his Russian in-laws if he fails with the Super Eagles, to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. .
The Super Eagles currently top Group B with six points. Mikel, 30, who is married to a Russian woman, Olga Diyachenko, says his in-laws will not accept any excuse if Nigeria do not qualify for next year’s World Cup. .
“My wife is Russian. And many of our relatives and friends are from Russia,” Mikel 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.” .
Looking ahead to the crucial home game against Cameroon in Uyo on August 31, Mikel, who just recovered from injury, expressed confidence that a win for the Super Eagles will edge them closer to Russia.