- A man named Chukwuemeka, claiming to be cousin to Nigeria's Super Eagles Mikel, has accused the former Chelsea star of neglecting his family members
- The man has appealed to Mikel to show love his extended family
- Mikel will captain Gernot Rohr's side to the Russia 2018 World Cup
A man named Obikezie Chukwuemeka who claims to be Mikel Obi's cousin took to his Instagram handle to appeal to Super Eagles captain to pay more attention to his extended family.
In the long post on his social media page, Chukwuemeka reminded the Tianjin Teda's captain how he met his dad at the Civic Center five years ago when he launched his foundation.
Chukwuemeka went further to say he did not know if his uncle (Mikel's father) told the former Chelsea star that his mother passed on two years ago.
He then got angry and said: " I just want to get some things straight, is it that you love showing outsiders that you are so caring and render help to those who need them and your own relatives are 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'm not saying give us money, noooooooo, just show your family and relatives you care. Shikena. Your cousin Obikezie Chukwuemeka."
The former Chelsea midfielder is yet to respond to his alleged younger cousin's claims.
The 33-year-old will lead Nigeria to the Russia 2018 World Cup in the summer where the Super Eagles will play against Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D.
Mikel scored two goals in the qualifiers including one each in the match against Algeria and Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.
The present most-capped Eagles player missed the friendlies against Poland and Serbia in March but should make the England and Czech Republic pre-World Cup fixtures in June.
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