Top European clubs and Nigerian players on Tuesday took to the social media to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day.
Among the top football clubs who rejoiced with Nigeria at 59 with graphic designs and texts are Arsenal, Roma, Everton and Lille. Everton posted a graphic design comprising Nigerians who have played for the club in the past and at present. The picture with a caption, ‘Happy Independence Day, Nigeria,’ has Olympic gold medallist, Daniel Amokachi, who played for the Toffees from 1994 to 1996; Joseph Yobo – 2002 to 2012; Victor Anichebe – 2006 to 2013; Yakubu Ayegbeni – 2007 to 2011; and their latest Nigerian signing Alex Iwobi.
On their part, Roma tweeted, “Happy Independence Day to Tacha, DJ Spinall, Roma Pidgin Admin, Sade, our partners the NFF & Super Eagles, Sadiq Umar, Chinedu from Enugu, Burna Boy, Nura Abdullahi, Super Falcons, Jide from Lagos, Davido, Ebuka, Frank Donga, Mark Otabor, Wizkid, Okocha, Kanu and Aminu from Kano.”
Arsenal in a hilarious tweet celebrated with their fans, saying, “Chei! Abeg comot for road! Today, Nigeria celebrates independence! Best wishes to you, Naija Gooners.” The tweet was accompanied with a picture which had NwankwoKanu. Shehu Abdullahi, Ahmed Musa, Tosin Adarabioyo and Vincent Enyeama are among the Nigerian stars that joined in the celebration of the country’s 59th anniversary.
Others are Henry Onyekuru, Samuel Chukwueze, John Ogu, Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo. “Football gave me an opportunity to represent Nigeria in various national teams, winning medals with the U-20 team, CHAN team, Olympic team and Super Eagles serves memories I will forever cherish. Nigeria, Thank You! Happy Independence Day,” Abdullahi said.