|Org||Nigeria National Team|
|Club as Player||Despite being celebrated for his ‘unpredictability’ Kanu still demonstrated a certain measure of consistency-and longevity-in front of goal. He netted 54 goals during spells with the likes of Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth, although it would have been 55 had it not been for his horror miss while in action for the Baggies. The forward’s strikes against Chelsea while on duty for the Gunners will live long in the memory|
2017 04 21 Tweet
[Arsenal legend Kanu wishes Ugo Ehiogu speedy recovery] Prayers for former England player ugo Ehiogu who slumped at training today.we wish you speedy recovery
2017 07 08 Retrieve
[Nwankwo Kanu talks on winning FIFA U-17 World Cup with Nigeria in 1993] It’s something that I’ll always remember. That was a stepping stone for me. That World Cup made me
2019 05 16 Retrieve
[Kanu International Football Academy unveiled to support Nigerian kids] Years back, we had grassroots competitions to discover talents for the country but that has changed, because today the emphasis on the league and the national teams
Back in those days, we had all sorts of grassroots football programmes such as street tournaments, community matches and particularly, YSFON competitions.
Today, the grassroots have been neglected and to make matters worse, if you don’t play abroad you are not seen as a good footballer. I was discovered in Nigeria before moving outside the country where I made a name for myself.
KIFA is not just here for football but also to enhance these kids’ education through EFootPlus because, without the right knowledge and morals, they won’t be able to achieve their football goals
2019 06 01 Tweet
[Nwankwo Kanu mourns the tragic passing of Antonio Reyes, his former teammate at Arsenal] I am devastated by this sad news, Reyes was a gentleman. May his soul rest in peace. @arsenal #arsenal #coyg #premierleague #spain #london #rip
2019 06 05 Tweet
[Excited kid meets Nwankwo Kanu after successful heart surgery] You can’t buy happiness but you can give happiness
2019 06 22 Retrieve
[Nwankwo Kanu drums up support for Nigeria ahead of Burundi showdown] Please pray, support. We need all your support. The three points are very, very important for the first game. The boys are ready, we’re going to win this Cup. Believe and keep supporting
2019 07 01 Tweets
[Nwankwo Kanu attempts to lift Super Eagles after Madagascar defeat] We win some we loose some but we know what we want so let’s be united and go for the cup. We look forward to next game and together you all we win it. unlucky for this game but better one ahead. You all are champions so we go down and we bounce back Good luck next game
2019 07 06 Retrieve
[Kanu wants Arsenal to emulate Chelsea and appoint a former player as manager] It’s a wonderful one. We wish things of such to be happening to former players. And to see a former player become a coach, we all have to be happy for him.
I wish that Arsenal is still going to do the same because as it is now, we need the former players to come in. Those who have really done well for the club, know how the club is and to bring the club back to where it used to be.
He [Lampard] is going to bring his experience, he knows [Chelsea] in and out, he knows what they are lacking and I believe that was why they gave him the post.
If he doesn’t know the club, if he doesn’t know what he is doing, I don’t think they will offer him that kind of opportunity. So for me, it’s going to be something different and new knowing that he played there and he went into coaching not quite long
2019 10 03 Retrieve
[Kanu reacts to Abraham and Tomori England call-ups] Our problem is that whenever someone starts doing well, we start chasing them which is not bad because other countries do that. I feel we don’t need to force people to play for the country, because Nigeria is bigger than any player.
We have quality players everywhere so we can’t continue to beg one player to play for us. Nigeria cannot beg, players have to beg Nigeria. The best way to always go about this is talking to them to play for their fatherland. If they do, it’s good for us and if they don’t we move on. That’s football and I think we have enough and we can win matches without them.