August 15th, 2011
Thoughts & Prayers: John Obi Mikel
Image: Getty Images/Daylife.
Anyone who saw John Obi Mikel’s shot skim the crossbar midway through the second half of Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Stoke on Sunday would be forgiven for thinking that the player was totally in the zone. Sadly, he was not.
It has been reported that Obi made the decision to play in the fixture, despite learning shortly before kick-off that his father had been abducted in Nigeria. According to reports, Michael Obi did not return home after work on Friday, but his son felt it important to play so as not ‘to let down his team and family’. No contact or ransom demand has yet been received.
Kickettes, please join us in sending our best wishes to Obi at this worrying time.