9 Things You Did Not Know About Kanu Nwankwo As He Turns 40 Today TrendyVoice

2 August 2016

9 Things You Did Not Know About Kanu Nwankwo As He Turns 40 Today

Legendary Nigerian Football star, Kanu
Nwankwo popularly called 'Papilo' is 40
years old today, August 1st 2016. To
commemorate him, below are nine
things you might not have known about
the now retired football icon.

1.Kanu Nwankwo was born on August
1, 1976 in Owerri.

2.He captained the Nigerian team that
won gold at the Atlanta 96′ Olympics.

3.Kanu was signed by Arsenal for
approximately £4.15 million in
February 1999.

4. He is also a member of the
"Invincibles", the Arsenal side that
finished the 2003–04 season of the
Barclays Premier League undefeated.

5.Kanu underwent a heart surgery in
November 1996 which led to his
founding the Kanu Heart foundation in

6. He was crowned African Footballer Of
The Year twice in 1996 and 1999.

7.The former Super Eagles striker got
married to his wife, Amarachi in
December 2004 and is blessed with
three children( two sons and a
daughter) and one of his sons, Sean is
rapidly warming up to take after him.

8.He is a Goodwill ambassador for
UNICEF and also a Brand Ambassador
for online and retail bookmaker

9.He captained the Nigerian national
team for 16 years (1994-2010)
We wish him more flourishing years

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