Mikel Obi writes wish for twin daughters on 6th birthday

Mikel Obi Super Eagles

Ex-Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi on Tuesday celebrated his twin daughters Ava and Mia who clocked six.

The family opted for in-house celebration this year. In a video posted to Instagram, their mother Olga Diyachenko urged them to make a wish and blow off the candles on their cakes.

Obi said in an Instagram post that he was proud to be father to the “strong” and “brave” girls.

“Happy 6 birthday 🎂 🎂 to my angels. So proud and so happy to see you two grow up to be the ladies you guys are and want to be. Strong, brave,full of confidence and most importantly full of joy and happiness. I love you guys so so much and so lucky and proud to be your daddy. My world,” he wrote.

Mikel and his Russian partner Diyachenko have been dating since 2013. They welcomed the twins in September 2015.

The Kuwait SC player was capped 91 times for Nigeria, scoring six goals.