Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi and his Middlesbrough teammates reportedly escaped a flight mishap after a faulty Middlesbrough plane was grounded before take off.
Reports from Football live has it that Mikel and his Middlesbrough teammates were about the leave the Rodney Parade Arena for Teesside after a 2-0 loss to their opponents but their flight had to be postponed. In the report, the Middlesbrough flight was postponed as the plane suffered from engine failure and was grounded.
If the fault had not been detected, Mikel and his teammates could have suffered a mishap while on air which could have cost the lives of players and officials of Middlesbrough.
Mikel and other members were forced to about-turn on the Cardiff Airport runway, following their 2-0 FA Cup defeat to League Two, Newport County.
They then re-boarded the team bus and returned to Middlesbrough by road, meaning the team did not return until 7 am, with the players having to sleep on the way home.
The news comes at a time when the football world is still in shock over the passing away for Argentina and Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala who was confirmed dead days after his flight crashed.