Russia 2018: Meet The Wives And Girlfriends Of The Super Eagles
After years and months of anticipation, the World Cup is finally upon us and come Saturday, June 16th, Nigeria will play her first match against Croatia.
Expectedly, the frenzy leading up to the World Cup has been intense, and an estimated 1 million fans are expected to storm Russia for the event.
Nigeria's Super Eagles have since landed Russia in style but asides the players, there's a special group of people who will share the spotlight with the players - their partners.
Here are some of the women who will be rooting hard for their partners in the Super Eagles.
1. Olga Diyachenko
Olga is Super Eagles' Captain, John Mikel Obi's partner and mother to his twin daughters. The couple who have been together for an upwards of 5 years met in London where Mikel had been neighbours with Olga's parents. After Nigeria qualified for the World Cup, Olga, who is Russian, had playfully welcomed Nigeria to Russia.
2. Juliet Ejue
Juliet is the wife of Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa. It will be recalled that the duo got married in a colourful ceremony last year.
3. Sandra Onazi
Wife to Super Eagles midfielder and assistant captain, Ogienyi Onazi, Sandra is a graduate of Public Administration. The couple got married in a lavish ceremony in 2015 and welcomed a daughter last year.
4. Sonia Ighalo
Sonia is the beautiful wife of Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo. The mother of 3 recently got a luxury Range Rover SUV birthday gift from her husband earlier in the year.
5. Vwemo Echiejile
Elderson and Vwemo tied the knot in 2017 and the couple welcomed a son in March.
6. Chioma Omeruo
Chioma is the wife of Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo. The Enugu State University (ESUTH) graduate and her beau tied the knot in 2017 after dating for 8 years.
7. William Troost-Ekong's Girlfriend
William Troost-Ekong and his girlfriend; whose name remains unknown at the moment, are expecting a child.
The Super Eagles defender acknowledged the arrival of a child after scoring a goal at the Nigeria - Congo match in May.
8. Chiugo Veronica Akaolisa
Vero and John were married in a lavish ceremony in 2015 and the couple welcomed a child the following year. However, the marriage is reported to have hit troubled waters.