World football governing body, FIFA, and the Nigeria Football Federation have showered encomium on former Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins on his 36th birthday.
The global body via its official Twitter handle, @FIFAcom: wrote: “@Obafemimartins is a man who knows how to celebrate in style.
“We hope the former @NGSuperEagles forward is backflipping about on his 36th birthday.”
The NFF also joined the frail to celebrate the pacy striker.
It tweeted: “Happy birthday @Obafemimartins.
“Have a good one.”
Martins made his debut for Nigeria in 2004 at the age of 19 in the 2004 Unity Cup, scoring the second goal in the tri-nations Unity Cup tournament in London.
He was a part of the Nigerian team that finished third in the 2006 African Cup of Nations.
Martins scored two goals in the competition, both coming against Senegal in the first round.
The former Inter Milan scored a spectacular goal against Kenya in Nairobi, thus ensuring Nigeria’s qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.