Victor Moses clocked 27 on Tuesday – the same day he is set for his 200th Premier League appearance as Chelsea take on Huddersfield.
World football ruling governing body, FIFA, was among the early birds who wished him a happy birthday.
Alongside the Nigerian, the apex body, also sent goodwill messages to three other football stars.
— #ClubWC 🇦🇪🏆 (@FIFAcom) December 12, 2017
Moses lost the BBC African Footballer of the Year award to Liverpool and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah on Monday evening.
But the ex-Crystal Palace star is still in the running for CAF’s own version.
No wonder, the continent’s apex ruling body joined FIFA in celebrating the Nigerian.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) December 12, 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) wasn’t left out of the party.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) December 12, 2017
Moses has made 28 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring 10 times.
He played a key role to help Nigeria clinch the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2013.
He was equally pivotal as the country qualified for successive FIFA World Cup tournaments.