NFF, CAF Celebrate Ex-Eagles Star Aghahowa At 38

NFF, CAF Celebrate Ex-Eagles Star Aghahowa At 38

The Nigeria Football Federation  (NFF) and Confederation of Africa Football
(CAF) have congratulated former Super Eagles striker Julius Aghahowa who turns 38 on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

The NFF and CAF took to their verified Twitter handles to send the birthday wishes.

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“Happy birthday Julius Aghahowa,” the NFF wrote.

And CAF who published a video of Aghahowa’s famous backflip goal celebrations, wrote: “Happy Birthday to Julius Aghahowa!

“The Nigerian striker had a legendary celebration!”

Aghahowa made his Super Eagles debut in 2000, scored 14 goals in 32 appearances before retiring from the national team in 2007.

He was a member of the Eagles squad to the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

At the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, he scored the Eagles’ only goal of the tournament in a 2-1 group game defeat to Sweden.

At the junior level, he was part of the Flying Eagles side to the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted by Nigeria and featured at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

And at club level, he played for Bendel Insurance, Esperance of Tunisia, Shakhtar Donetsk, Wigan Athletic and Kayserispor.

At Shakhtar, he won four Ukrainian league titles and two Cup titles.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Hmm thirty what?, This man is above 50 pls,anyway hbd

  • GLORY 4 years ago

    One player that the fight of true warrior. No nonsense approach to his game. Happy birthday Julius Aghahowa. Thanks for the many happy moments you brought to soccer loving Nigerians.

  • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

    Short time, huge impact. Gave us 3 very productive years and faded-out.
    HBD Aghawonder…..The then “17 year old” who had played for police machines and bendel insurance before making he flying eagles team for Nig 99 WYC.

  • Short time. huge impact. you cant cheat the nature he was above 30 when he played for the flying eagles. Here are nigeria players with real age. Leon balogun. Iwobi. Efetebore sodje. Odemwengie. Semi ajayi. Troost ekong. Chukwueze. Aribo.

  • Omo9ja 4 years ago

    Happy birthday to you Julius Aghahowa. God bless you more. For me, you were the best striker Nigeria ever had after late Rashidi Yekini. Within the short of period you spent with Eagles, you rules the world. During your days at the national team, you had passion, determination and never say die Nigerians attitude.

    The only striker that have the same mentality in the current team of the Super Eagles is Osimhen. Adi is another striker. Once again, HBD to you Agawonder. God bless us all. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Lol! Adi?

    • Adisboy 4 years ago

      Omo9ja, if it is Fernando Adi you are referring to, i can no longer take you seriously! You are describing Onuachi part 2, that’s right, you campaigned for him too. We are all living witness to the brilliance of Paul Onuachu. I tire ooo.

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