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NFF Celebrates Ex Nigerian International, Kanu Nwankwo Who Turns 44 Today

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Nigerian football Legend, Kanu Nwankwo Kanu is 44 years old today.


Nwankwo Kanu  played for Nigerian team Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Dutch side Ajax, Inter Milan of Italy, and English clubs Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth.


Kanu won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup medals and two African Player of the Year awards amongst others. He won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal.


Kanu also won the Olympic gold in the football event at 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where he scored the winning goal in the 4–3 semi-final win over Brazil.

Kanu was instrumental in Nigeria's overall success at the 1993 FIFA U-17 tournament in Japan .

He won 86 caps and scored 13 goals for his Super Eagles of Nigeria. He retired in 2011.
The tweet from the NFF reads: "Happy birthday to two time Africa Player of the year and Nigeria football legend, @papilokanu. Have a good one Papilo."

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