By: George Martins
Former Super Eagles player Nwankwo Kanu has been appointed as chairman of Nigerian League club Enyimba FC.
This appointment was confirmed by the Abia State government after Governor Alex Otti dissolved the Enyimba board, which was led by Anyansi-Agwu for 24 years, and he would be replaced by Kanu.
The 46-year-old former Arsenal star is expected to lead Enyimba to success at both the CAF Champions League and the 2023/24 season’s league and Federation Cup competitions, which has been won by the club on several occasions.
Kanu would work with the former Iwuanyanwu Nationale star, Finidi George, who works at the club as the football coach. Both Kanu and Finidi George were part of Louis Van Gaal’s team, which won the UEFA Champions League in 1995.
Kanu captained Nigeria to the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics, scoring memorable goals, including the tie-deciding semifinal strike against Brazil.
In a career that spanned over 20 years, Kanu also played for Inter Milan, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth. He was a member of the Arsenal ‘Invincibles,’ the Arsene Wenger-led side that went a whole season undefeated in the English Premier League.