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EXTRA TIME: Mikel, Hakimi celebrate International Women’s Day

8:48 am AEDT 9/3/18
John Obi Mikel
The African stars paid tribute to the amazing women in their lives and in the world at large

Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel and Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Women’s Day.

Every March 8, International Women's Day is celebrated all over the world to honour the struggle for women's rights.

The day is set aside to highlight the journey towards equality, with women celebrating their achievements and the theme for this year's celebration is Press for Progress.

"For a society where women have the same rights and opportunities. Happy #InternationalWomensDay," Hakimi tweeted.