Class Act! Footballer John Obi Mikel donates USD 30,000 to Nigeria's team for Rio Olympics

An un-named member of the team reportedly told the website about Mikel's generous move to help fellow sportsmen.

By Sahil Bakshi | Updated: Jul 28, 2016, 23:35 PM IST
Class Act! Footballer John Obi Mikel donates USD 30,000 to Nigeria's team for Rio Olympics

 New Delhi: Chelsea football club player John Obi Mikel, who will be captaining the Nigerian contingent at the Rio Olympics, has donated USD 30,000 towards the welfare of his team which was low on funds.

As reported by africanfootball.com, coach Samson Siasia had fired a passionate plea for the authorities concerned to come to the rescue of the team financially, since the team was struggling to prepare for such a major event.

An un-named member of the team reportedly told the website about Mikel's generous move to help fellow sportsmen.

Nigeria will have a total of 85 representatives for the Rio Games, led by the Chelsea FC midfielder.