The football world has come out to celebrate African football legend, Kanu Nwankwo as he turned 44 on Saturday, 1st of August, 2020.
World football governing body, FIFA, Confederation of African Football (CAF), the Nigeria Football Federation, and even his former club, Ajax took to social media to celebrate the one time African footballer of the year who retired from professional football over a decade ago.
? Happy 44th birthday to the magician who was twice named African Footballer of the Year ?pic.twitter.com/773qU5IWzT
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) August 1, 2020
? Legendary African footballer Nwankwo Kanu turns 44 today! ?
— CAF (@CAF_Online) August 1, 2020
— The NFF ?? (@thenff) July 31, 2020
Tall and technical… ?
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) August 1, 2020
Kanu scored 12 goals in 87 appearances for Nigeria. He started his club career in Nigeria with Iwuanyanwu Nationale before moving to join Ajax in 1993, where he helped the Dutch club to win the Champions League, three Eredivisie titles, Uefa Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup trophies before departing the side in 1996 to join Inter Milan.
He then moved to Arsenal in 1999 and won two Premier League titles and the FA Cup. He later joined West Bromwich Albion in 2004 and played for Portsmouth for six years, winning the FA Cup title with the side before his retirement.
I THANK GOD FOR TODAY???.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND HAPPY NEW MONTH TO YOU ALL.THANK GOD FOR MY FAMILY AND THANK GOD FOR KANU HEART FOUNDATION @kanuheartf #thankgod #happybirthday #postivevibes @arsenal #coug @fifaworldcup @caf_online #legend #africa #nigeria pic.twitter.com/bK6YM9KtwF
— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) August 1, 2020
Happy Birthday to him.