Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans

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Anichebe: Kanu Endeared Arsenal to Nigerians, Africans
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

Victor Anichebe, former Super Eagles forward has said that the Kanu Nwankwo’s heroics at English Premiership club Arsenal attracted Africans and Nigerians to lend support to the club.

He said this in an interview with Premier League Productions, noting that Kanu’s exciting skills caught his attention.

Kanu amassed 273 appearances for the gunners in the Premier League, netting 54 goals with 29 assists.

Anichebe, a product of Arsenal academy, recounted the privileged opportunity to had trained alongside Kanu in the senior national team, adding that the Atlanta Olympic gold medalist has envious skills.

He said, “I came into the national team with Kanu, kind of star-struck when I saw him. The long journey he had in his career in the Premier League.”
“He got a lot of Africans and Nigerians especially to support Arsenal not just for his performances on the pitch but his Foundation.

“He’s one that we love in our country especially. He had an incredible touch for someone so tall, some people say he was lanky but he was deceptively strong as well and his general awareness for the game.

“He had so many other qualities he developed over the course of his career, for me it was a pleasure to train with him,” concluded Anichebe.

 

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