Ahmed Musa: Kanu My Childhood Hero

Ahmed Musa: Kanu My Childhood Hero



By James Agberebi:


Zenith Ziva

Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa has described legendary Nwankwo Kanu as his childhood football hero.


Musa revealed this in a short video interview posted on the English Premier League official twitter handle on Tuesday.


"My hero is Kanu because I've been watching him since I was a little kid. He was very good," Musa said.


Kanu, 40, who featured for the likes of Ajax, Arsenal, Inter Milan and Portsmouth during his playing career, had 86 caps for the Super Eagles, scoring 13 goals.


He represented Nigeria at six Africa Cup of Nations (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010) and three FIFA World Cups (1998, 2002 and 2010).


An U-17 FIFA World Cup (Japan 1993) and Olympic gold medal winner (Atlanta 1996), Kanu won the 1995 UEFA Champions League with Ajax and the UEFA Cup with Inter in 1998.


And at Arsenal, he won the English Premier title. He also won the FA Cup both at Arsenal and Portsmouth.

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