FIFA, NFF, Chelsea, Onazi celebrate Super Eagles' captain at 30

FIFA also extended birthday wishes to former World player of the year and Brazil international Kaka, Hungarian star Zoltan Gera and Ingrid Vidal via its official twitter handle.

John Mikel Obi

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mikel, who burst onto the scene as a teenager at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005, is 30 on Saturday.

Mikel’s Nigeria teammate, Ogenyi Onazi, also sent him wishes on Twitter.

Onazi wrote:”Happy birthday to you skippo. Wish you long life and God’s blessings.”

A tweet on the official handle of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) celebrating Mikel reads: “Happy birthday @NGSuperEagles magical captain, @mikel_john_obi. Shine on!”

Mikel’s former club Chelsea, where he spent 10 years before leaving for China in January, also celebrated the midfielder in a tweet on their official handle.

Chelsea wrote:  “We also wish John Mikel Obi a very happy birthday!”

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