One of the important days in anyone's life is his or her birthday. As a footballer, it is a thing of joy and history making to score a goal on your birthday. Below are three Nigerian professional footballers who scored at least one goal on their birthday.
Kelechi Ihenacho is a great striker who has all it takes to be one of the best in the world. He is currently a bench warmer in the Leicester city team as the coach now prefer the services of Ademola Lookman whom he recently signed to that of Ihenacho. However, Kelechi Ihenacho has refused to relent as he is always improving on his games everyday. On the 3rd of September, 2021 which happened to be his birthday, he was able to register a goal for the Leicester team. The record has made him the latest Nigerian player to have scored a goal on his birthday.
Obafemi Martins popularly known as "obagoal" is a Nigerian legendary striker who also scored on his birthday. Obafemi Martins scored a goal for the Newcastle United team on the 28th of October 2008 which happened to be his birthday.
Austin Jay-Jay Okocha
Nigerian legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha is also one of the Nigerian footballers to have scored at least a goal on their birthday. Okocha scored a goal for the Bolton Wanderers team in 2004 on his birthday. It was a beautiful way to mark a birthday.
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