Chelsea star Mikel Obi has secretly fathered two children with different women in England, accord...
Chelsea star Mikel Obi has secretly fathered two children with different women in England, according to media reports.
According to a report in the Mirror of UK, the 28-year-old Nigeria international is a dad to a four-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter after short relationships with the women. He is now dating Russian businesswoman Olga Diyachenko. A spokesperson of Mikel confirmed to The Sun that the Nigeria midfield star is a proud father.
"This is an entirely private matter. John provides for and cares for his children. And will continue to do so. He asks that their privacy is respected," his spokesman said.
He was said to have bought a £500,000 house in 2013 in the Home Counties for his son and mum and is keen to play a part in the boy's life. A source told The Sun: "John also agreed to give her tens of thousands a year in upkeep and agreed I think to give her a new car every three or five years."
Mikel also financially supports his daughter who was born after the couple met at a London nightclub in 2013. A friend of the mum girl added: "John has provided for her and the girl. "She seems to have come to money since having the baby and keeping a low profile."
Earlier this month, a top official, Obinna Ogba, suggested the Chelsea star get married as this will make him a lot more responsible against the background he is indifferent to the Super Eagles cause.
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh recently disclosed he has yet to reach Mikel despite numerous attempts and so he overlooked him for next week's AFCON clash in Tanzania.