While most soccer players are looking forward to a long productive season, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel worries about his father’s safe return.

Michael Obi was last heard from on Friday, and the Nigerian was confirmed kidnapped by Mikel’s management team by Saturday. So far, no demands or ransom has been mentioned. Michael Obi runs an inter-state transport company in Nigeria.

Mikel pleaded with kidnappers on Britain’s Sky Sports Network: “Please just let him go,” said Mikel. “He’s just an old man, he hasn’t done any harm to anyone as far as I know and I don’t know why he has been taken.”

Good luck to John Obi Mikel for the safe return of his father.

Sauce: The Guardian