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    Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Nwankwo Kanu Celebrates His 41st Birthday Today

    Nwankwo Kanu, OON (born 1 August 1976), or simply Kanu, is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a forward.

    He was a member of the Nigerian national team and later captained the Eagles for 16 years from 1994 until2010. Kanu is a member of the Igbo ethnic group; his name, Nwankwo, means Child born on Nkwo market day in the Igbo language.Kanu has won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup Winners Medals and two African Player of the Year awards amongst others.

    He is also one of few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal.

    He made the third-most substitute appearances in Premier League history, appearing from the bench 118 times.

    He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. And in october2015, Kanu became brand ambassador in Africa for leading digital TV operator StarTimes.

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