Arsenal Football Club and the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have joined well-wishers to celebrate former Nigerian skipper, Nwankwo Kanu, who clocks 43.
Kanu, who was part of the delegation that cheered the Super Eagles in the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, was born in 1976.
He had his football career in Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan of Italy, and English clubs Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth.
He signed for Arsenal in February 1999 for £4.15 million and scored 37 goals for the club, which included scoring a hat trick against Chelsea in Stamford Bridge, as the Gunners came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 victory on 23rd October 1999.
Arsenal on its twitter handle shared an old video of the former Super Eagles captain, scoring a goal and wrote, “Look who’s celebrating their birthday today! Happy 43rd to you, @papilokanu”
The NFF, celebrating the legend also tweeted, “Happy birthday to our living legend, @papilokanu! We love and celebrate you, have a good one!
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