By James Agberebi:
Hull City’s Sone Aluko and AFCON 2013 hero Sunday Mba have both showered plaudits on Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry who announced his retirement from football on Tuesday.
Reacting to the World Cup winner’s decision to quit the game, Aluko described Henry as one of the best strikers the game has ever produced.
He wrote on his twitter page: “#TH14 Respect is earned not given! His record speaks for itself. One of the best strikers in my lifetime #Henry”
While on his part, Mba who plies his trade in the French lower league with Bastia, called him his idol.
“And he retires ..aww idol (Thierry Henry)” Mba twitted.
Prior to his retirement, Henry who won many laurels for both club and country, played for AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona and Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls.