Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has joined the world in honouring mothers by celebrating the mother of his twins, Olga Diyachenko.
The 32-year-old midfielder, who linked up with his family in London this week after his contract with Turkish top-flight club, Trabzonspor, was terminated, took to his social media page to celebrate “his love.”
In a post which he shared on Instagram on Sunday, the ex-Chelsea man appreciated his partner for her sacrifices.
“Happy Mother’s Day my love, we love you so much, you are the rock of our family, we can do nothing without you. You know it all, the google of our family,” Mikel wrote.
“We love and cherish you, wonderful and amazing mother to our two little peanuts. Love you so much my love, amazing to be home now.”
Mikel had his contract with Trabzonspor terminated by mutual consent after he told the club he was not comfortable playing football during this difficult period of coronavirus outbreak.
Although the Turkish Super Lig was later suspended on Thursday, the former Nigerian international who is now a free agent has said he won't go back to the club.
Speaking about his future with the Athletic, Mikel revealed that his priority, for now, is for the world to defeat the virus then he can start thinking of getting back on the pitch.
“I hope (there will be offers from elsewhere). I hope I will be back out on the pitch once everything is settled and everyone is back at work, everything is back to normal. I want to be out there as soon as possible. But we have to defeat this virus first,” he stated.
“I am looking forward to my next chapter. I don’t know where it’s going to be. I want to be closer to home, somewhere in England maybe. But we will see what happens. The best option is where I will go.
“In the meantime, my girls will help keep me fit! I will be in the gym too and if I can, I will do some running outside.”