PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: March 20th, 2022
I’m Repaying Tinubu’s Generosity -Football Legend, Kanu
Former Super Eagles player, Kanu Nwankwo, has explained his reasons for participating in the activities lined up to celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
Kanu and other former players’ visit to Tinubu on Saturday had sparked reactions on social media.
Addressing the concerns, Kanu said, “People are talking, please pay attention. I’m not a politician, I’m a footballer and a proud one, I’m a legend. I know what is good and what is not good. 22 years ago, Kanu heart Foundation was looking people to help us. We got only three governors. Ahmed Tinubu was one of them. He gave the Foundation money to start up. He supported us. And now, it’s his 70th birthday. Why not, we also have to come and support him.”
Who felt saddened that regardless of any thing people have rights to associate and that should be respected. He reiterated that Nigerians need to go beyond primodial sentiments and see one another as first Nigerians.
Nwankwo Kanu OON is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a forward. He was a member of the Nigeria national team, and played for Nigerian team Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Dutch side Ajax, Inter Milan of Italy, and English clubs Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth.
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