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NFF, Arsenal, Akpom Celebrate Iwobi At 22

NFF, Arsenal, Akpom Celebrate Iwobi At 22

By Johnny Edward:
The Nigeria Football Federation and Arsenal FC have a sent congratulatory messages to Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, who turns 22 today (Thursday), reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Iwobi who has been certified fit for tonight’s (Thursday’s) crucial UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg clash against Atletico Madrid was born in Lagos, Nigeria on May 3, 1996.
“Happy birthday to the very promising @alexiwobi. Keep soaring,” a tweet on the NFF’s handle reads. 
Arsenal wrote on their official Twitter handle: “Happy birthday to you, @alexiwobi,  #BIG17 is 22 today.”
Iwobi was the hero for Nigeria against Zambia last October, when his goal secured a 1-0 win for the Super Eagles and booked their berth at a third consecutive World Cup consecutive finals appearance.
The 22-year-old who has earned 15 caps for the Super Eagles also tweeted: “+1 grateful.”
His childhood friend, Chuba Akpom also celebrated him with a message he tweeted on Thursday.
“These were the days we played football with rolled up socks on the block corridor,  happy birthday my bro @alexiwobi,” Akpom tweeted with an old picture of them.
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  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 3 years ago

    Look at them !!!! How sweet. On behalf of myself and all your Fans in New Jersey and in New York Areas, We wish you a HAPPY BIRTH DAY. Alex. God Bless.

  • wow!found memories by Akpom

  • Victor Onyeanum 3 years ago

    Fond memories really. When they took that photograph, they did not know they would be what they are now. God is great. I wish Alex Iwobi very many years of fruitful service to Nigeria. But which of them is Alex?

    • Bomboy 3 years ago

      I guess the one on the right is Iwobi. Look at his expression and the shape of his head.

  • Happy birthday to our ever skillful, mercurial and hardworking ALEX IWOBI. May you continue to grow in age, confidence, skill and goals in Jesus name! Amen!