By Johnny Edward:
The Nigeria Football Federation and world football governing body FIFA have sent birthday wishes to Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo who clocked 29 today (Saturday), reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Ighalo who is poised to lead Nigeria’s attack when they take on Croatia in their opening group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was born in Lagos, Nigeria on June 16, 1989.
“Happy birthday to @NGSuperEagles forward @ighalojude. We wish you a great day full of goals and goodies. 🎆🎆🎆🎆⚽⚽🎆🎂 ,”a tweet from the official handle of the Nigerian Football Federation reads.
“Happy Birthday, @ighalojude! He’ll be hoping for a good result in #CRONGA 🇳🇬,” FIFA’s tweeted.
Since making his debut in 2015, Ighalo has scored four goals in 17 games for Nigeria. He is currently on a six-game goal drought.
His teammates Kenneth Omeruo also celebrated him in a tweet he posted on Saturday.
Ighalo began his career with the defunct Julius Berger before joining Lyn Oslo in Norway. He also played for Udinese in the Italian Serie A where he was loaned out to Cesena and Granada before he made a switch to Watford.
He currently plays in the Chinese Super League with Changchun Yatai