Super Eagles Fans Demand a Goal from Ighalo as he turns 29

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo turned 29 today and has gotten the blessings of Nigerian soccer fans who are hoping that he inspires the national team to a victory with goals as they play Croatia in their Group D World Cup game later tonight.

Most of the fans who wished him a happy birthday said they will love to see him get a goal or two in Kaliningrad this evening.

”Happy birthday to @NGSuperEagles forward@ighalojude. We wish you a great day full of goals and goodies.” the NFF twitter account tweeted in celebration of the player's new age.

Below are some of his birthday wishes and things the Super Eagles fans tucked in to say:

  • @Zubegtr2: ”Happy birthday ooo!!!. We want a birthday goal”.
  • @uzogbugh: ”2 goals from u baba, today. HBD”.
  • @VictorOdususi: ”Celebrate your birthday in style by scoring a brace today.”
  • @dushiwhite: ”Happy Birthday and Age Gracefully !!! Remember a brace or even hat trick will be the best gift ever to Offer me”.
  • @chrischukwu26: ”Happy Birthday. Celebrate with a goal against Croatia today”.
  • @CoachUdofia: ”Happy birthday Big player. Go for Gold”.
  • @draybaba23: ”Happy birthday sabi man, hope you got a birthday goal”.
  • @chinagoromkalu: ”I wish you happy birthday and very many happy returns. May you excel with goals in the tournament and life”.
  • @Yusuphladipo1: ”Birthday man…. can't wait to see your name on the goal list”.
  • @Cole_Gboyega: ”@ighalojude is a goal *4, Croatia picked a bad time to play@NGSuperEagles Happy birthday sire. You know what to do out there.”
  • @Mgbebu_Vera: ”Happy birthday, but oga celebrate it with a goal abeg”.
  • @promJp: ”Happy birthday @Ighalojude wish u banks of goals IJN……….”
  • @Adamsmuyiwa: ”It'll be good you mark it with a Goal for Nigeria tonight.”
  • @iam_paska: ”We want d cake on d field bro@ighalojude”.

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Greg is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.