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CAF Sends Birthday Wishes To Ex-Eagles Striker Ikpeba At 47

CAF Sends Birthday Wishes To Ex-Eagles Striker Ikpeba At 47

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles and AS Monaco striker Victor Ikpeba who turns 47 on Friday, Completesports.com reports.

CAF sent their greetings via their verified Twitter handle.

“Today we celebrate the birthday of renowned striker Victor Ikpeba.

“The Nigerian won the #TotalAFCON in 1994 and is an Olympic gold medalist!

“On an individual level he was named African Footballer of the Year in 1997.”

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Ikpeba was discovered by Belgian club RFC Liège during the 1989 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Scotland where the Golden Eaglets crashed out in the quarter-final.

He moved to Belgium together with teammate Sunday Oliseh and at the age of 20 and after scoring 17 goals in 1992–93, Ikpeba was bought by AS Monaco, then coached by Arsène Wenger.

He also featured for clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Real Betis, Sporting Charleroi and Al Ittihad. 

During his time in Belgium he won the Cup with RFC Liège and was crowned Ligue 1 champion with Monaco and at Al Ittihad he won the Libyan Premier League.

And in Belgium he was awarded the Ebony Shoe award.

He made his Super Eagles debut in 1992 made 31 appearances scored seven goals before retiring from international football in 2002.

By James Agberebi 

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