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I Sold Pure Water Satchets, Soda Drinks In Aba Before Life As Football Star –Uchenna Kanu

I Sold Pure Water Satchets, Soda Drinks In Aba Before Life As Football Star  –Uchenna Kanu

Super Falcons forward, Uchenna Kanu, has revealed that she had to undergo some of the difficult aspect of life becoming actualising her dream of playing for the national team.

Kanu, who was part of the team that was eliminated in the round of 16 of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, shared how she sold soda drinks, oranges, and pure waters in the streets of Aba in order to make ends meet.

The 26-year-old via her Tiktok page, said. “I used to sell oranges when I was younger. I would peel the oranges and put them in a pan, put it on top of my head and walk around the streets of Aba, hawking them.


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“And also, I hawked water. For Nigerians who would watch this video, I sold pure water and ice water.

“Also, I would go with my brother; he would hawk soda that’s Coca-Cola, Fanta, and Pepsi. Sometimes, we will be hawking in the market and we will just see each other and then we will say, ‘Hey!’ We would laugh and then separate again.”

International career

Kanu represented Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She made her senior debut on 8 April 2019 in a 1–2 friendly loss to Canada.

On 16 June 2023, she was included in the 23-player Nigerian squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

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  • Eeeyah….. No matter how, destiny shall be fulfilled…..Praise the Lord…..

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 8 months ago

    God is always good and He always comes through for the pure in heart and spirit. Thank you Lord for Uchenna “baller” Kanu’s inspirational story!

  • Ignatius Abo 8 months ago

    This is very good story.
    Heaven bless Uchenna Kanu and all deserving Super Falcons strikers.

  • Lovely girl.

    So proud of you

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