By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former Arsenal and Nigeria international, Nwankwo Kanu has thumbed up legendary former Les Blues and Gunners striker, Thierry Henry who has called an end to his illustrious football career.
Kanu, fondly called Papilo stated that Henry’s immense achievements contributed to his performance in Arsenal.
“It’s a thing of joy hearing the retirement of my great friend who has shown me love and support. Henry is a man I have known from childhood and most of my football tactics I learnt were from him,” Kanu gleefully remarked.
Kanu, now the Nigeria Football Federation Ambassador and CEO of Kanu Heart Foundation also revealed that his happiest moment with the former French international was when Arsenal won the English Premier league in an unbeaten streak in 2003/2004 season.
“He was the first Arsenal player that sent a mobile text message to me a day before my wedding and any time I’m on national duty he wishes me well,” Kanu revealed to The Sun.
Kanu left the Gunners to play for West Bromwich Albion, and later Portsmouth where he won the English FA Cup in 2008 with compatriot John Chukwudi Utaka.
Completesportsnigeria.com reported of how Kanu was at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu on Wednesday, in continuation of his humanitarian efforts to help people with heart ailments get quality treatment.
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