Imo State Governor appoints Kanu Nwankwo as Senior Special Assistant on Sports


The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has on Thursday, August 15, appointed Kanu Nwankwo, as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports.

According to reports, this was contained in a statement sent by Aic Akwarandu, the Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media.

“In this new role, the Nigeria World Cup Skipper will assist the Ihedioha administration on rebuilding the Sports sector in Imo State”, the statement read.

Recall, that Kanu is a holder of the Order of Niger (OON) a national title.

Born August 1, 1976, Papilo, as he is fondly called, founded the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF), which has saved hundreds of lives.

Kanu played for Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Dutch side Ajax, Inter Milan of Italy, and English clubs Arsenal, West Bromwich, Albion, and Portsmouth.

He won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup winners medals, and two African Player of the Year awards, among others.

The retired soccer star, is one of the few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup, and an Olympic Gold Medal.

Kanu is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.