Written by Chineze Ogugua
Nigerian football Legend, Kanu Nwankwo may be attending the the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, based on an invite from the federation.
In readiness for the upcoming competition, FIFA’s Local Organising Committee has invited the former Super Eagles alongside another legend of the competition, Argentina’s Esteban Cambiasso to attend the draw scheduled for India.
Nigeria’s Kanu Nwankwo was part of the Nigerian Golden Eaglets side that won the competition in 1993 alongside Wilson Oruma, Karibe Ojigwe, Peter Anosike etc where he netted six goals for the country, while Argentina’s Esteban Cambiasso also took part in 1995 but was unable to lift the trophy.
Since, then Kanu has gone on to become a legend of the game, winning the Olympic gold with Nigeria Dream Team in 1996, and also has a lots of clubs laurel to show for his effort.
According to Kanu, “The FIFA U-17 World Cup win in 1993 really spurred my career-within years of winning the title. I won the Olympic Gold and from there, as I would like to believe, there wasn’t any looking back. This tournament provides youngsters the necessary stage for development and I believe this year’s edition will provide us all with exceptional talent- much like previous tournaments.” he told FIFA.