Former captains of the Super Eagles, Jay-Jay Okocha and Samson Siasia have celebrated their birthdays.
The football legend turned 46 on Wednesday while Siasia, former coach of the Nigerian football team turned 52.
Although both men were well congratulated by their fans and the football community, Okocha’s birthday caught the attention of the world’s football governing body, FIFA.
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Others who congratulated the former Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Bolton player are the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), UEFA, and the English side.
The NFF took to Twitter to celebrate the two former Super Eagles captains.
Read the tweets below:
So good they named him twice 👏👏
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 14, 2019
— UEFA.com DE (@UEFAcom_de) August 14, 2019
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) August 14, 2019
🎂 We would like to wish club legend and the man so good, they named him twice, @IAmOkocha a very happy 46th birthday!
If you are a bit too young to remember this man, follow the link below and be blown away. 😍
— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) August 14, 2019
Moved so good they named him twice 🌪️💀
— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_us) August 14, 2019
Happy birthday to you Jay Jay Okocha. One of the best footballers Nigeria’s had#Congratulations
— Egere, Kpughinaneea (@Egerekpughinane) August 14, 2019
Happy birthday football magician. Austin Jay Jay Okocha. Wllnp. Hip hip hurray 🎂🍾🍹
— Oladimeji Azeez king (@galaz8277) August 14, 2019
— Martin Walter Bentancor (@MW_AgenteFutbol) August 14, 2019
Thank you @FIFAcom for the recognition of Jay Jay Okocha on his Birthday.
Soo good they named him twice. Bolton Wanderers FC will never forget your Magic. @NGSuperEagles of Nigeria will forever be grateful for those wonderful display of football artistry of yours. Thank You JJ.
— John Okunyomih (@jon_steady) August 14, 2019
Happy Birthday to legendary Jay Jay Okocha. 🙌🙌🙌⚽⚽⚽⚽
— Khameeyor Hakeem (@KamiyoHakeem) August 14, 2019
Jay Jay Okocha… HBD #Legend
He brings nothing to the table, he is the table. 😁😁😁😁
Enjoy your view. pic.twitter.com/VowPUNmK7m
— Nigeria Football ⚽ (@NGfooty) August 14, 2019
Jay-Jay Okocha, so good they named him twice. His bday is just another reason to watch his tango with Oliver Kahn 😍 pic.twitter.com/6WQvA92VB5
— David Kappel (@kappilinho) August 14, 2019
Today, we celebrate a Super Eagles GREAT – Austin Jay-Jay Okocha is 46 today! 🎊
👤 506 career games
🇳🇬 73 caps
⚽ 101 goals
🅰️ 46 assists
Flair Football King 👑 pic.twitter.com/6OZjY3F3c1
— Soar Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) August 14, 2019