FOR his contributions in the sports industry, Emeka Ihedioha, has announced the appointment of Kanu Nwankwo, former captain of the Super Eagles national team as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports matters.
Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives gave the appointment when Nwankwo visited the Government House, Owerri the State Capital to present his most recent CAF award to the Imo State Government.
In a statement issued on Thursday by Izuchukwu Akwarandu, aide to the Governor on New Media, the football star visited the governor Wednesday, August 14th to make the presentation.
“The governor, Emeka Ihedioha, received one of the country’s football legends, Kanu Nwankwo, at the Government House, Owerri, on August 14, 2019.
“Papilo, as fondly called by his fans, came to present his most recent CAF award, which was given to him at the just concluded Nations Cup in Egypt, to the sports-loving governor of Imo State. The star also presented a branded jersey to the governor,” the statement reads.
“The governor while welcoming the former Super Eagles goal poacher, announced Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports.”
Aside from playing for the National Team, Nwankwo was a star player in Arsenal International Football Club before he retired from professional football career in 2010 following Nigeria’s exit from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
He took part in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and also was recognised as African Footballer of the year 1996 and 1999.