Aghahowa Turns 38 As NFF Sends Birthday Wishes


The Nigeria Football Federation  (NFF) and Confederation of Africa Football
(CAF) have congratulated former Super Eagles striker Julius Aghahowa who turns 38 on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

The NFF and CAF took to their verified Twitter handles to send the birthday wishes.

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“Happy birthday Julius Aghahowa,” the NFF wrote.

And CAF who published a video of Aghahowa’s famous backflip goal celebrations, wrote: “Happy Birthday to Julius Aghahowa!

“The Nigerian striker had a legendary celebration!”

Aghahowa made his Super Eagles debut in 2000, scored 14 goals in 32 appearances before retiring from the national team in 2007.

He was a member of the Eagles squad to the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

At the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, he scored the Eagles’ only goal of the tournament in a 2-1 group game defeat to Sweden.

At the junior level, he was part of the Flying Eagles side to the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted by Nigeria and featured at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

And at club level, he played for Bendel Insurance, Esperance of Tunisia, Shakhtar Donetsk, Wigan Athletic and Kayserispor.

At Shakhtar, he won four Ukrainian league titles and two Cup titles.

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