The Lazio midfielder took to Instagram to pass on his well-wishes to the Super Eagles’ skipper as he turned 29 on Friday
By Shina Oludare
Ogenyi Onazi has taken to Instagram to wish his Super Eagles teammate John Mikel Obi a happy birthday, with the Chelsea midfielder turning 19.
The pair held sway in Nigeria’s midfield as the country won her third Africa Cup of Nations title in South Africa 2013.
Onazi who is working hard to help his Italian based outfit qualify for Europe next season took time out from his busy schedule to acknowledge his ‘boss and skipo’- and claims he has also learn from him.
“Happy birthday to you my boss and skipo, always learn from you, may God continue to bless and lift you to that height you never expected amen,” Onazi wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of Mikel holding the Afcon 2013 trophy.
Meanwhile the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) paid tribute to Captain John Obi Mikel on Facebook.