Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel led his teammates to donate cash to the upcoming weddings of Elderson Echiejile and Daniel Akpeyi, FCNaija reports.
Players of the Super Eagles led by skipper John Obi Mikel showed their solidarity with two of their own, as they donated over N1million naira to the upcoming weddings of Elderson Echiejile and Daniel Akpeyi.
The players, who recieved N350, 000 each as their camp allowance following the 3-1 win over Algeria, but instead of going home with the entire sum, agreed to donate N50, 000 each to Echiejile and Akpeyi, as their own contribution to the players’ weddings next month.
Goalkeeper Akpeyi who plays for Chippa United in South Africa, will walk down the aisle with his bride on December 29th in Abiriba, Abia State, while defender Echiejile, who is on loan at Belgian club Standard Liege from Monaco, will exchange vows the following day being the 30th, in Warri, Delta State.
Both players were in action for the Super Eagles as they dumped the Desert Foxes of Algeria 3-1 last Saturday in Uyo in a World Cup qualifier, and they will be the latest Nigeria internationals to walk down the aisle, after midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, who got married earlier in the year.