During his active days, each time the Super Eagles need a game-changer, someone to unlock tight and stubborn defence line, Kanu Nwankwo comes on board.
It remains a thing of wonder why most teams fail to pin him despite knowing what he’s coming to do late in the game which most often than not, win a penalty for the Super Eagles.
Kanu Nwankwo is not just a household name in Nigeria but in Africa as well in the World. He remains one of the most decorated African players to date with a handful of individual and club honours which include the Uefa Cup with Inter Milan in 1998 and Champions League with Ajax in 1995 -The first Nigerian to win it alongside Finidi George.
In the local parlance, he’s called “Papilo”.
I THANK GOD FOR TODAY🙏🙏🙏.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND HAPPY NEW MONTH TO YOU ALL.THANK GOD FOR MY FAMILY AND THANK GOD FOR KANU HEART FOUNDATION @kanuheartf #thankgod #happybirthday #postivevibes @arsenal #coug @fifaworldcup @caf_online #legend #africa #nigeria pic.twitter.com/bK6YM9KtwF
— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) August 1, 2020
On this day 43 years ago in the commercial city of Owerri, a Nigerian football legend was born and we take a look back at one of his finest moments in the first colours of the Super Eagles at the Atalanta 1996 Olympics – Football Event.
Kanu versus Hungary👇
Kanu versus Brazil 👇
Video source: Youtube