Papillo as fondly called by admirers is reputed to be Africa’s most decorated footballer. Name it; 1993 in Japan he won the U-17 world cup, the Olympic gold medal in 1996 in Atlanta, became African Footballer of The year as a result of the achievements, won the UEFA Champions League with Ajax and other titles including the Dutch League while still in Ajax. In England with Arsenal he has added to his array of throphies and this includes the English Premier League title, the FA Cup and Carling Cup severally.
Before Liverpool’s last champions League victory, Kanu was the only player still playing then in the premier League who have won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Considering all these honours, it is easy to say he has won it all.
However one very important trophy he wishes to add to his gallery is the ANC title. Despite participating in the last three editions he’s only managed to get silver and bronze medals. To add salt to his injury, Kanu Nwankwo has never scored a goal in the Nations Cup.
In this edition of the ANC, Kanu is set to put an end to his nations cup goal draught and take a further step to lift the trophy for the first time in his carrier. If he can do that, he sure will be at peace with himself and can have a happy retirement especially now that he’s team captain. I wish him all the luck he can have. This may be his last chance.