Writing on the comment section of Mikel Obi’s post, @obuaniskela said the reason he is writing is not for money, but that he should show his relatives that he care, even though his dad has been down with the ailment since November 2017. Here’s what Mikel Obi’s cousin wrote;
GOOD DAY TO YOU COUSIN,HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR UNCLE, MY DAD HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM PARTIAL STROKE,UR DAD’S ONLY LIVING BROTHER RIGHT NOW.THE ONE YOU MEET AT CIVIC CENTER 5 YEARS AGO WHEN YOU OPENED YOUR FOUNDATION MR CHRISTOPHER OBIEKEZIE.I DON’T KNOW IF ANY OF THEM I.E YOUR PARENTS TOLD YOU HE HAS BEEN SUFFERING THIS SICKNESS SINCE NOV2,THOUGH MY DAD ASKED HIS BROTHER, YOU R DAD AND HE SAID HE TOLD YOU,EVEN WHEN MY MUM DIED 2 YEARS BACK,HE SAID HE TOLD YOU. I JUST WANT TO GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT,IS IT THAT YOU LOVE SHOWING OUTSIDERS THAT YOU ARE SO CARING,AND A RENDERS HELP TO THOSE THAT NEED THEM,AND YOUR OWN RELATIVES ARE THERE LIVING IN ABJECT POVERTY,IN THE VILLAGES,IN LAGOS AJEGUNLE,AND SO ON.GOD THAT BLESSED YOU WITH THIS GIFT AND LUCK KNOWS WHY,HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN IT TO NNAEMEKA YOUR ELDER BROTHER,BUT HE,GOD HAS HIS REASONS.I AM NOT SAYING GIVE US YOUR MONEY,NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,JUST SHOW YOUR RELATIVES THAT YOU CARE. SHIKENA. YOUR COUSIN OBIEKEZIE CHUKWUEMEKA
Mikel Obi started his official football career at the age of 12 years old, when he was picked as a talented footballer from over 3,000 young talents to play in Pepsi Football Academy, a team that was at that time popularly known for travelling across Nigeria scouting for young footballers with the potential to play professionally.