By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, and the Confederation of African Football, CAF has celebrated former Super Eagles and Arsenal Football Club forward, Nwankwo Kanu on his 44th birthday, www.kick442.com can report.
On FIFA Twitter handle, a flashback to Kanu’s last gasp equaliser and winning goal at Atlanta 1996 Olympics gold medal final feat served as the background of their celebration of Kanu.
scored a last-gasp equaliser & the Golden Goal as the
upset Brazil in the semi-finals en route to gold at the
in 1996 First place medal
🎂 Happy 44th birthday to the magician who was twice named African Footballer of the Year
In the same vein, Confederation of African Football, CAF also celebrated Kanu on their official Twitter handle.
👏 Legendary African footballer Nwankwo Kanu turns 44 today! 🎂
🇳🇬The Nigerian is one of the continent’s greatest talents, dazzling fans all over the world throughout his career
Kanu had initially thanked God, his family, and Heart Foundation on his Twitter handle.
I THANK GOD FOR TODAY 🙏
.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND HAPPY NEW MONTH TO YOU ALL.THANK GOD FOR MY FAMILY AND THANK GOD FOR KANU HEART FOUNDATION
#thankgod #happybirthday #postivevibes
#legend #africa #nigeria
Kanu Nwankwo is one of Africa’s most successful players with trophies at Ajax Amsterdam, Inter Milan, Arsenal, Portsmouth, and Nigeria.
He won the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Atlanta 1996 Olympic Gold, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, English Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, among other trophies.
His trophies and honours include:
Eredivisie: 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96
UEFA Champions League: 1994–95
UEFA Super Cup: 1995
Intercontinental Cup: 1995
UEFA Cup: 1997–98
Premier League: 2001–02, 2003–04
FA Cup: 2001–02,2002–03
FA Charity Shield: 1999
FA Cup: 2007–08
FIFA U-17 World Cup: 1993
Olympic Gold Medal: 1996
African Footballer of the Year: 1996, 1999
BBC African Footballer of the Year: 1997, 1999.
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