The Nigeria Football Federation has sent birthday wishes to former Super Eagles midfielder Sani Kaita who clocks 34 years on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.
The NFF sent their wishes via their verified Twitter handle.
“Happy birthday former @NGSuperEagles midfielder Sani Kaita.”
Born in Kano, Nigeria, Kaita joined Dutch club Sparta Rotterdam in the 2005–06 season from Kano Pillars FC then moved to AS Monaco FC in September 2008.
Kaita left Monaco on 13 January 2009 and joined FC Kuban Krasnodar on loan through 31 December 2009.
On 25 August 2009, Lokomotiv Moscow signed Kaita on loan from Monaco until December.
He was a member of the Flying Eagles side that finished runners up at the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands.
He made the squad to the Beijing 2008 Olympics where the U-23 Eagles secured silver after losing 1-0 to a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina side.
In November 2005, he made his Super Eagles debut in a 3-0 friendly loss to Romania.
He was a bronze medal winner at the Egypt 2006 and Angola 2010 Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles.
At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he was sent off in a match against Greece in the Eagles’ second group game for kicking Vasilis Torosidis after Torosidis motioned as if to throw the ball at him.
This made him the first Nigerian player to be sent off in a World Cup match. Greece went on to score their first World Cup goals, and win their first match in the World Cup as they triumphed 2-1.
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