By Kila Jisi
Cameroon Legend footballer, Albert Roger Mooh Miller, known as Roger Milla is celebrating his 60th birthday.
The Roving Ambassador clocked 60 on May 20, 2012, but, decided to postpone celebrations because the Biyik brothers and Patrick Mboma organized celebrations to officially end their football career during the same period.
Celebrations to mark the day kick off in Yaoundé today with a gala match at the Yaoundé Amadou Ahidjo stadium.
World stars like Adedi Pele, George Weah, have been invited to the festivities.
The surprise of the celebrations may be the arrival of Anzhi Makhachkala striker; Samuel Eto’o Fils in his private jet with a birthday present ‘Lionel Messi’.
Milla who was the oldest player to have scored in a World Cup at the age of 38 has averred that this is the last time he is playing football.
Partners of the two times African player of the year, (1984, and 1988) have promised to build a multisport complex in Milla’s native Japoma village in the littoral region. The foundation stone would be laid on July 3.
Born on May 20, 1952, Milla took the world by surprise when he scored four goals with style and spiced by his Makossa dance trademark after scoring each goal during the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
The striker started his football career with Leopard of Douala in 1974 before moving to Tonnerre of Yaoundé.
He also played for Valenciennes FC, AS Monaco, SC Bastia, AS Saint Etienne and Montpellier before retiring from international football.
Recently Milla has been critical of the Cameroon Football Federation and its President in the way football is managed.
His criticisms pushed the federation to revoke the title of honorary president.
He is presently not in good terms with his 1990 captain, Tataw Stephen.