By Adeboye Amosu:
World football governing body FIFA, the Nigeria Football Federation and English Premier League club Chelsea have sent congratulatory messages to Nigeria captain Mikel Obi on the occasion of his 31st birthday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Mikel was born in Jos, North Central part of Nigeria on April 22, 1987 and has also represented the country at different youth levels (U-17, U-20 and U-23).
He was part of the team that won the Africa Nations Cup title in South Africa in 2013 and captained the U-23 side that won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“Happy Birthday @NGSuperEagles captain fantastic. Have a good one Mikel 🎆🎆🎂🎆🎂🎆,” the NFF wrote on their Twitter handle on Sunday.
Similarly his former club, Chelsea with whom he won 11 major titles in 10 and half seasons, sent the Tiajin Teda of China midfielder birthday wishes.
“We also wish former Blue, John Mikel Obi, a very happy birthday today! 🎉”, Chelsea tweeted.