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YESSENTUKI, RUSSIA - JUNE 12: Mikel John Obi of Nigeria poses for a portrait during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session on June 12, 2018 in Yessentuki, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Super Eagles captain, Mikel John Obi has come to the rescue of cash-strapped amputee Eagles by boosting them with flight tickets and jerseys and importantly an undisclosed amount o of money ahead of the Amputees World Cup which begins this weekend in Mexico, AOIFootball.com reports.

The team had already received support from NFF president Amaju Pinnick and members of the Super Eagles, with Mikel now helping to pay the flight tickets of two players and also helping the team with kits ahead of the tournament.

This is however not the first time the former Chelsea midfielder will come to the rescue of a national team as he also did a similar thing for the Olympic team prior to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil, with the team going on to a pick bronze in the tournament.

The Nigerian amputee team had missed two editions in the past and were on the brink of losing its status in the competition for not being at the Mexico event.

The Amputee World Cup in Mexico begins on Saturday. The Nigerian team left in two batches before Mikel opted to pick the flight tickets of the remaining squad members, gave them cash gift and also kit the entire team.

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