Three Nigerian sport personalities marked their birthdays on Christmas day.
Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, former international, Emmanuel Amunike and 1996 Olympic gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa, all became a year older on Friday, December 25.
Current Eagles vice captain Onazi, 23, came into limelight at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2009, where Nigeria finished runner-up.
The Lazio star played a key role in his country’s run towards clinching a third Africa Cup of Nations title in 2013.
2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winning coach, Amunike, clocked 45, less than 24 hours after announcing he will step down as Golden Eaglets coach.
The former Barcelona and Zamalek winger who stated he was no longer “interested in continuing” in his role made 21 appearances for the national team in an eight-year career.
He won gold at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic football event as well as an AFCON title two years earlier.
Joining Onazi and Amuneke is Ajunwa, the first Nigerian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal, and to date the country’s only individual Olympic gold medallist.
The former long jumper and officer of the Nigeria Police Force turned 45 on Christmas Day.